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Pinned Topic Sew-Along: Strapless bodice with boning, padding and inner closure. (Pages 1 2 3 ... 29)
6 layers in 6 weeks- a couture quality bustier.
Catina 282 4/21/16 11:20 PM by redawady
Is There a Way to Whiten Cream Knit Fabric (Pages 1 2)
Tall Mary 13 5/2/16 4:51 AM by Tall Mary
Wedding Dress in 3 weeks? (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Wedding dress help
dspohn 39 4/25/16 9:47 PM by Kiwirose
Black tie for a tweed wearing guy (Pages 1 2 3 ... 7)
Upcoming Black Tie event and the outfit I'm making for it.
brewerpaul 60 4/25/16 0:30 AM by brewerpaul
Wedding Dress Train Help (Pages 1 2)
timelesscloset 17 4/23/16 9:45 AM by HelenM01
Mermaid lace overlay with sleeves dress
Help with pattern
Jo Griffiths 6 4/20/16 7:23 PM by Jo Griffiths
Replacing satin lapels on a jacket
RMJ 4 4/13/16 10:42 AM by RMJ
A long overdue thank you to Catina!
somewherenorth 6 4/11/16 2:25 PM by somewherenorth
Glitz Pagent Dress (Pages 1 2)
Special Dress for Special Girl
biddy 1 16 4/7/16 2:45 PM by crazygrad
How long will a dress like this take you to make? (Pages 1 2 3)
Dresss making commissions
JustineSewcountrychick 27 3/31/16 10:38 PM by a7yrstitch
Contruction question on a gown with low cut front and back (Pages 1 2 3)
JustineSewcountrychick 29 3/31/16 9:45 PM by JustineSewcountrychick
Combatting "the wave" & Preserving "elastic memory"
Attaching elastic to very stretchy fabric
didoneli 7 3/31/16 12:09 PM by anae
How to strengthen lace trim on neckline? (Pages 1 2)
adohrfarms 10 3/29/16 3:03 PM by HelenM01
Help with Organza Layered Skirt (Not Flange) (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Need help with folding techniques for organza bridal skirt
sewmuchsewing 31 3/28/16 12:37 PM by mistyty84
silk charmeuse gown construction
In search of advice on fabric choices
Sammy704 9 3/22/16 4:54 PM by sings2high
My daughter's wedding dress (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Need advice
TalyQ 31 3/22/16 12:36 PM by goodworks1
fabric choices
what fabric to use for this dress
magpie57 7 3/20/16 11:31 PM by magpie57
Tafetta (Pages 1 2)
handling fabric
mistyty84 12 3/16/16 8:46 PM by mistyty84
Can I make lace sleeves detachable on a mother of bride dress? (Pages 1 2)
How would I attach them?
Maripat 12 3/13/16 7:45 AM by TalyQ
Preliminary photos of the latest gown (Pages 1 2)
Ballroom competition gown #11
tourist 15 3/11/16 11:34 PM by PattyE
Cleaning beaded gowns (Pages 1 2)
Just how delicate are the beading and "jewels"
Engrmom1 10 3/9/16 10:01 AM by Chococat
Bridesmaid dresses to prom dresses (Pages 1 2)
Helping some high school girls with a service project
jennikatten 16 3/7/16 8:14 PM by jennikatten
Wedding Dress Sash Dilemma
Want to use taffeta for sash. How do I avoid weird bow/knot?
sewmuchsewing 5 3/6/16 4:08 PM by kayl
Pattern or help to create a Draped Chiffon Skirt
sarah.mckee85 5 3/6/16 2:44 PM by Elephun
Help! need to match large size sequins on pageant gown!
TheFabricRph 6 3/4/16 7:25 PM by TheFabricRph
BurdaStyle Academy Wedding Dress Classes
Has anybody tried these?
HelenM01 5 3/4/16 7:20 PM by TheFabricRph
March Burda is the wedding issue!
denise60s 2 2/29/16 5:17 PM by Utta Retch
Wedding dress madness (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Oh my... (a little pic heavy)
Chococat 37 2/28/16 8:17 AM by HelenM01
Mismatched whites (Pages 1 2)
Chococat 12 2/25/16 2:59 PM by AtiyaAfi
Gathered Bodice (Pages 1 2)
Help with techniques??
Chococat 12 2/25/16 9:03 AM by Chemical
Ballroom dancewear help (Pages 1 2)
Not sure if this belongs here but couldn't find a more suitable place
auntyjane 10 2/20/16 12:54 PM by HelenM01
Help! Bride wants this color for her bridesmaids (Pages 1 2 3 4)
...and I can't find a supplier!
LizJ58 32 2/12/16 6:56 PM by Elephun
Wedding dress support thread (Pages 1 2 3 ... 13)
Are you sewing a wedding gown? Are you losing your mind?
Tbomb 122 1/31/16 3:00 PM by sewmuchsewing
Finished Wedding Dress (Pages 1 2 3)
Fridayschild 28 1/27/16 9:36 PM by dfsews
Order of Construction for Wedding Dress: Steel-Boned Bodice Joined to Skirt
When should boning be inserted? Before or after joining the skirt & bodice?
sewmuchsewing 2 1/26/16 7:00 AM by tailored
fabric on dior couture dress (Pages 1 2 3)
tulle or netting?
eviladams7 27 1/23/16 7:03 PM by Tbomb
Wedding Dress (Pages 1 2)
Not For Years - but what to practice?
Splithoof 15 1/19/16 3:43 PM by andye
fabric advice for crepe sheath gown?
rhanauer 6 1/19/16 10:29 AM by arianamaniacs
Corselette
Question about when to use one
sewgirl 1 1/18/16 5:53 PM by kayl
Fabric Manipulation for Formalwear
Fabric Manipulation Techniques & Tutorials for Bridalwear & Formalwear
sewmuchsewing 8 1/17/16 6:36 PM by sewmuchsewing
Mermaid wedding gown construction questions
underlining, corset and seam finishing questions
sarah.mckee85 1 1/11/16 9:37 PM by Lena Merrin
Need to find new pattern (Pages 1 2)
The bride has changed her mind
knitstitcher 15 1/11/16 7:48 PM by knitstitcher
Fabric Options for Bridesmaid Dresses (Pages 1 2 3)
LizJ58 20 1/9/16 11:05 PM by kayl
Beautiful dresses (Pages 1 2)
Angela Clayton
Sharon1952 19 1/9/16 10:17 PM by Holly Hobby
B5814: To corselet or not to corselet
That is the question...
Tbomb 6 1/9/16 7:13 PM by Tbomb
Vogue 8997
Do you think this will work? What about lining?
dove29 8 1/7/16 8:25 PM by dove29
Bridesmaid Dresses from Heck (Pages 1 2 3 ... 10)
BriarRose 90 1/4/16 2:01 PM by BriarRose
Help me find similar pattern (Pages 1 2)
Wedding dress for daughter
knitstitcher 10 12/29/15 9:57 AM by knitstitcher
Sewing Wedding Dress - Questions about Inner Structure for Bodice
Boning vs. No Boning; Interfacing & Underlining Qs
sewmuchsewing 8 12/25/15 6:09 PM by kayl
My finished wedding dress (Pages 1 2)
Tbomb 15 12/17/15 6:57 AM by jessicapoul
Help please (Pages 1 2)
altering a formal dress that wasn't made for alteration
ThreadsofFaith 19 12/15/15 9:07 PM by Holly Hobby
Any ideas for protecting inner arms from sequins on bodice (Pages 1 2)
my bridal customer is wearing a dress that makes her arms itchy
Maripat 10 12/11/15 10:59 AM by Tizmehr
invisible zipper 'lumps' (Pages 1 2 3)
Advice please on avoiding the lump!
Sue Parrott 21 11/25/15 2:09 AM by lamstu
Does anyone in Atlanta sew for profit
michelle_01 4 11/20/15 11:15 AM by michelle_01
Pattern for tuxedo vest (women's)
pattern suggestions please
greenjello 9 11/20/15 8:09 AM by lakaribane
Wedding dress boning
Janice Lynne 8 11/14/15 4:10 PM by Janice Lynne
Cowl on McCall's 7047
Can I use a non-stretch fabric
Tizmehr 8 11/9/15 7:33 PM by SuzanneSewsRVA
Wedding Gown -- No Steam Finishing? (Pages 1 2)
Ironing instead of Steaming?
KimG 11 11/9/15 2:57 PM by KimG
Evening gown
stitcheslyn 3 11/8/15 10:02 AM by stitcheslyn
RTW Bridemaids' dresses woes
Just want to rant a little...
SewForMichele 5 10/16/15 4:06 PM by adelajoy
Does anyone have a tutorial for a sash like this pleated folded one?
Justine A 6 10/12/15 6:31 PM by The Cdn Rock
Remove train from rtw gown
1980s gown makeover
Curtain Call 1 10/10/15 2:58 PM by skae
My daughter's wedding gown (Pages 1 2 3)
Tizmehr 21 10/10/15 8:27 AM by kleonard
Bustle loop needed on tulle over skirt that is not too visible
Sew delightful 3 9/7/15 9:46 AM by Sew delightful
Lace cathedral veil (Pages 1 2)
mistyty84 16 9/5/15 11:05 PM by mistyty84
Wedding dress boning
How do you determine if boning is required?
pakrk 3 8/31/15 9:26 PM by EleanorSews
Any tips on hemming a gown with a bagged hem and horsehair braid?
Sew delightful 5 8/30/15 9:52 AM by KimG
I've never sewn in bra cups. Need tips! (Pages 1 2 3)
Sewing in bra cups- gel or not and how? And Machine or hand?
textilegram 22 8/25/15 10:58 PM by Sew delightful
Chiffon Wedding Gown/ Stretch Charmeuse bodice?
What to line a chiffon gown with to maintain "flowiness."
angelany5 3 8/25/15 4:39 PM by Candy2
Golden Wedding - what to wear? (Pages 1 2)
Anne Frances 15 8/19/15 11:16 PM by meleliza
Shortening ballgown - best way to cut outer tulle layers? (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Sillymom 30 8/15/15 4:58 PM by costumecarol
Sewing my own wedding dress Burda 7251 - wedding one month today! Help! (Pages 1 2)
To horsehair hem or not to horsehair hem
Helendipity 14 7/27/15 10:52 PM by mekamoo
Bridesmaid dress for little girls and teens (Pages 1 2)
rosalotalita 17 7/22/15 6:53 PM by DonnaH
Adding hanging straps to wedding dress?
tq205 2 7/19/15 1:19 PM by Catina
This Has To Be Crazy (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Postage for fabric sample
carolynw 30 7/12/15 10:40 PM by JJane
Various Colors of the Marriage Dress: vintage wedding dresses
bcdresses 2 7/10/15 2:17 PM by pointdepatou
Questions for Catina (or anyone else who can help)
I really need some hand holding!
Tizmehr 5 7/10/15 10:36 AM by Tizmehr
Chiffon or lace/tulle shrug or bolero pattern? Where to find? (Pages 1 2)
Sew delightful 11 7/8/15 10:06 AM by Sew delightful
Lace
Joining pieces and applying it to the bodice
Tizmehr 5 7/7/15 10:38 AM by ConnieBJ
What body type do you think would suit this dress? (Pages 1 2)
Would you see this as a good match for X, 8 or Rectangle figure???
Terri A 18 7/5/15 9:15 PM by Terri A
NYC location for veil lace trim
Cathedral veil lace trim needed
Wendy J 6 7/2/15 9:50 PM by Wendy J
Sewing Petals Help
I need some advice please
alexandria.fox 4 7/1/15 8:54 PM by alexandria.fox
Wedding Dress Structure in Hip Area?
Christine2809 2 6/29/15 5:51 AM by Tbomb
Recommendations for altering the back of this lace wedding gown?
Deep plunging back on a lace wedding gown is too big.
textilegram 8 6/27/15 10:20 AM by textilegram
How to finish seams in silk chiffon below invisible zipper (Pages 1 2)
Vogue 9668
prostheticsgirl 12 6/25/15 10:15 AM by sarah.mckee85
Which fabric should I choose?
Charmeuse, crepe, 4 ply crepe -- something else?
dreamydeary 6 6/22/15 4:55 PM by dreamydeary
Petticoat Junction
Making A Petticoat
Tizmehr 1 6/22/15 12:16 PM by bakertoo
What is this called?
Inside bridesmaid dress under arm...
Terri A 8 6/18/15 10:11 PM by Terri A
Name that pattern :D Wedding Dress Help :D
PiperBlue 6 6/16/15 11:34 PM by MaryDB
Pfaff 332 Needle Seized
Sewing Machine Troubleshooting
crazycanuck 6 6/16/15 8:05 PM by denise60s
I'm stumped. Please help me find a pattern (Pages 1 2 3 4)
for going to my sister's wedding
rmusic1 34 6/16/15 12:17 PM by Utta Retch
Most efficient way to add a waist stay to a RTW strapless dress
I'm trying to minimize the number of alteration fittings for clients
Maripat 2 6/15/15 9:28 AM by genierita
Lining for a Full Circle Maxi Dress (Pages 1 2)
sarah.mckee85 11 6/14/15 9:32 AM by Janie Viers
Hem height above floor on wedding gown
Fridayschild 5 6/13/15 10:27 AM by Catina
Tulle skirt (Pages 1 2)
Have you made one? (Or other bridal separates?)
dreamydeary 10 6/12/15 2:39 PM by dreamydeary
Mother of Bride (Pages 1 2 3)
pattern suggestions
JodieT 20 6/12/15 4:12 AM by mantilla
Panic! Wedding in three weeks!Strapless wedding gown- top won't zip-1 inch gap (Pages 1 2)
How to let out top of zipper safely in strapless gown.
textilegram 12 6/11/15 1:47 PM by Maripat
Best seams for lined wedding dress?
Looking for the best style seam that won't show through on a lined, fitted wedding dress
Fenix409 6 6/11/15 6:59 AM by Maripat
Fabric Finder
Online fabric resource
Cruzineve 1 6/9/15 5:25 AM by BooBooBear
Advice for adding sleeves to this gown style (Pages 1 2)
adding sleeves to this gown style
Heavenly Design 13 6/7/15 3:47 PM by Heavenly Design
Fitting a strapless wedding dress for full busted bride.
Bride wearing strapless wedding dress without a bra- help?
textilegram 7 6/6/15 8:11 AM by Tbomb
Where to take in a bridesmaid dress that is 3" too big
Sew delightful 7 6/3/15 12:06 PM by Sew delightful
a foundation for a wedding dress with straps/sleeves
nat20lee 3 6/1/15 3:52 PM by mokulua
Unclear on hem
Duchess satin silk and interlining
Papuz 6 5/30/15 2:28 PM by solosmocker
Thoughts suggestions on altering this wedding gown? (Pages 1 2 3)
Help!
Terri A 24 5/29/15 11:00 PM by Terri A
The prettiest flower girl dress ever! (Pages 1 2 3 4)
any suggestions on how to best use this dreamy fabric
meleliza 36 5/23/15 9:19 PM by meleliza
Choosing underlining for wedding dress
what would work with polyester crepe
WendellSue 1 5/20/15 2:22 PM by Silknmore
1940s Wedding Dress Pattern - Advice on inner structure/bustier? (Pages 1 2)
Christine2809 11 5/19/15 10:32 PM by carry
Choosing underlining for wedding dress
what would work with polyester crepe
WendellSue 3 5/19/15 6:56 PM by Stitchmaker
Sequin and Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress
I'm very close to finishing up on these
Tizmehr 6 5/19/15 9:23 AM by a7yrstitch
Sewing A Trumpet Dress (Pages 1 2 3)
Complete beginner trying formalwear
Sablia 28 5/17/15 5:46 PM by Sablia
Wedding Gown (Pages 1 2)
Just starting an
Tizmehr 19 5/14/15 0:20 AM by Tizmehr
Tulle alternatives
For heirlooms
meleliza 5 5/9/15 8:09 AM by smutnys
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