Vintage inspired wedding dress and multi-coloured petticoat

Today I would like to share with you another wedding dress I made this summer. Mareen came to me with a picture of a wedding dress and petticoat she had seen on the Internet but couldn't find anywhere in the shops. I assume the other dress was a custom design as well. It was a very simple strappy bodice with full gathered skirt combine with a huge rainbow petticoat that was cut in different lengths to show off all the layers in it.
I love the idea and took on the challenge to make Mareen's version of it. We changed the top to a sweetheart neckline with proper straps and kept the shape of the skirt. The dress was made from white silk. The petticoat was made from different shades of blue and white netting, some of it with little spots. I really loved working on this dress, especially meeting Mareen, who flew out from Germany to come for a dress fitting.
But now, without further ado, the bride and groom:

I also made a little spotty tulle bolero to go with it. (not pictured)


Recent creations, 1960s Tartan Pinafore and Double Collar Blouse, Stripey Betty Draper Dress, Red and Black Bombshell Dress and a simple quickie for myself....

Just a little update on my recent creations. I even got to sew for myself again for once.
1960s inspired tartan pinafore and blouse with double Peter Pan collar. This one was a customer request/idea I realised for her.
The other Betty Draper dress in stripey cotton. I love how different and seaside-y it turned out..
it is available here
Just another version of this one
This one always reminds me slightly of my husbands female colleague's mess dress.
And finally one for myself again. I had this fabric forever and just really wanted to use it.
I used a commercial pattern for it. It is Simplicity 2215, from the Cynthia Rowley collection. It's super easy and super quick. It's meant to be a pinafore dress I think but I made it a little more fitted as a dress.


Here comes the bride.........such a special one, too

I really wanted to share this dress for a long time with you but obviously had wait until the big day was over and this lovely lady here had shared all the excitement of her big day with you.
I am talking about Suzy of Suzysewing and SuzyPatterns, who (I am sure) many of you who are part of the online sewing community know already. And if not, you really need to go and check out her blog.
Suzy got married this summer and asked me to make her a dress for her very special day. I was super exited as I read and love her blog and it finally gave me a chance to meet her in person, too.
She is such a darling and I hope we will get to meet again sometime soon. I really enjoyed working on the dress as I love the colour combination inspired by a pair of Miss L Fire shoes.

beautiful bride Suzy

the sooooooo very handsome couple
For more pictures and details, check out Suzy's post.