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Kelly’s wedding gown

Kelly's gown.

My daughter’s wedding was November 1, 2008.  Her friend designed the gown and I sewed it.  I did quite a bit of online research to learn how to sew the corset back.  Before this gown, I didn’t even know what it was called.  I also sewed the bridesmaid’s dresses, my dress and my granddaughter’s dress (flower girl).  It was my full time job for months but worth every minute when I saw everyone ready for the wedding!


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    VictoriaNorth | | #1

    The dresses are beautiful. Great job! Thanks for sharing your work.

  2. motherobride1 | | #2

    I really understand the loving work you put into these dresses! My daughter was married last December and I only altered six bridesmaid dresses and that took nearly three weekes to accomplish! You did beautiful work on these!
    My first daughter's gown back in 2004 took a lot of altering and beading but I was younger then! Whew.....

  3. Josefly | | #3

    Your daughter's wedding was beautiful, in a beautiful place, too. Her dress, and all the others are so lovely. I can't imagine taking on such a huge project, and not going stark raving mad. :>) I'm sure your daughter and granddaughter will be telling stories about your feat for a long time.

  4. alotofstitches | | #4

    I KNOW you were tired when you finished all the sewing, but also very thrilled to have done that. I had sons but did get to sew 2 of the 3 DIL's wedding gowns. A job done with tender loving care!

  5. happygal_28 | | #5

    I am sewing my own wedding gown. Please share with me any tips that made your corset back successful. I am adapting from a zipper back. I have some thoughts but am still working thru 'glitches'. The corset back is starting to slow me down. Your work is gorgeous! Your daughter must have been thrilled!

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    Lizhonig | | #6

    happygal, I'm sorry this took me so long. I haven't looked at this in awhile, especially with all the holiday madness. Email me at [email protected] and I'll share what I learned.

  7. AzVic | | #7

    What a brave lady sewing your daughter's wedding dress!

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