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In your grandmother's dress, at your grandmother's church

by Kathleen F., blogger from from United States

3 comments · 1 · May 18, 2010


Kathleen Frances - Grosgrain Vintage Wedding Dress - In your grandmother's dress, at your grandmother's church
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I found this frock at the thrift store and refashioned it into a vintage wedding dress. It caught my attention with its pintucks and blue embroidery.

I love finding these too-large gems. It's so simple to take-in a large dress, especially a sleeveless one.

This dress was originally sleeveless. But the delicate white fabric, pintucks and embroidered flowers reminded me of an antique wedding dress. So I bought some very light cheesecloth fabric and made elbow length sleeves. To add to the charm of the dress I added light blue buttons down the arms.

I raised the skirt by about six inches then sewed a light blue sash to cinch the waist. The size of this dress depends on how tight you decide to tie the sash.

Sometimes I think that if I were getting married now I would want to have a vintage wedding.

We found this little church very close to my mother's house. I'm sure there are a million quaint white washed chapels in our area, especially Lancaster, but for the life of me I could only think of this one.

I could see inside though the windows and wanted to go in and take some good pew pics but unfortunately the door was locked, not surprising.

I pointed out to Brian that Catholic churches are often open to the public. Maybe I'm wrong but it seemed that way to me.

Despite being so entrenched in the backroads the street that ran in front of the church was very busy and WHAT A SPECTACLE we must have been because every single driver that went by craned their necks and opened their mouths to see our show.

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Selle M
How beautiful my dear!You've made such a masterpiece of a reconstructed garment,such sweet detail that you hardly ever see these days.Even the umbrella and the wreath are perfect.And the photo shoot must have been such fun!
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Dorcas Good
that is such a beautiful dress <3
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Maya O.
oh wow, this is so lovely, sweet and fresh! :)
And so deserves more hypes in my opinion :)
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