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Thimblefingers | Posted in Photo Gallery on

I was married in September and spent most of July, August and September designing and sewing my wedding dress and sewing the bridesmaid dresses.

My dress was silk jacquard.  The underskirt was silk organza with cotton heirloom lace dyed with tea.  The tie in the back was also the silk organza and the lace on the bodice was tea-dyed.  I machine-embroidered the hem of the dress with a fancy scallop and then cut it out.

The red-head bridesmaid is my daughter and the younger one is Roy’s daughter.  The adorable baby is my grandson and was only 2 weeks old at the wedding.  The dresses are my version of the Simplicity pattern featured in one of the Sew Stylish magazines.  The style was perfect for my daughter who still had a teensy bit of baby fat and was breast-feeding and for Roy’s daughter who is modest but it was still a young-looking style for her.

(My daughter is the same one who I sent pictures of a number of months ago in her beautiful white grad dress we designed for her – worn with black army boots!)

Edited 10/18/2007 10:22 pm by Thimblefingers


  1. MaryinColorado | | #1

    WOW!!!!!  What a beautiful family and beautiful gowns!  Best wishes and congratulations!

    I remember the white dress, also very lovely. 

  2. Cherrypops | | #2

    So that's where you've been hiding out!

    Truly amazing you are...What an excellent adaptation to the pattern. You all look beautiful.

    Thanks heaps for sharing this special day with us.

    I, like MaryinColarado, remember the white dress, and I loved that also.




  3. rsolish | | #3

    wow!! beautiful dresses! i love your gown, it's stunning!


  4. jatman | | #4

    Nice job!  All of the dresses are beautiful.  I love that your dress is somewhat traditional but not white or cream.  The blue is lovely.




  5. rodezzy | | #5

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOwee!  You are extremely talented and the bridal gown is so beautiful I printed it out!  Love the originality of the wedding parties attire.  Everything was awesome.  Wicked sewing skills honey.  Congraulations to you on your wedding day and good luck.  Beautiful family and precious grand baby.  They are all very lucky to have you around.  That baby will be dressed to the nines! 

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      Thimblefingers | | #6

      Thanks, everyone! Yes, it's been a very busy few months - not much time to check out the discussions! Hopefully things will settle down to a dull roar in a couple weeks (once we figure out how to insert another complete household into one that is already bursting at the seams!) I chose the blue silk over white or cream as it was my second wedding. I thought I could be a bit more creative and white and cream are definitely not my best colours. Neither of the girls is into formal or fancy dressing so I decided to go with a more casual look and they can wear the dresses again.I expect that my grandson will be very well dressed. Just hoping the next one will be a girl so I can unload the bins of clothes I made my daughter when she was young!

      1. SAAM | | #7

        What beautiful dresses! Congratulations!!! My mother wore an ice blue gown when she was married in 1955 and I always though the blue was so beautiful. You did an amazing job and you look gorgeous.Sherry

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    VKStitcher | | #8

    A beautiful dress--and a beautiful bride!  You did a great job on all three dresses--I love the colors. Congratulations on your marriage!

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