Saturday, April 13, 2013

BurdaStyle Bridesmaids Dresses

This post showcases the two dresses that have won me over for my bridesmaids dresses. I made the first one (black and red) playing around with the skirt and I loved it so much I went back to the shop I bought my bridesmaid fabric from and bought some more in a slightly different colour. 

My wonderful mum is going to be making the bridesmaids dresses (with my help) because working with such fine fabric she will make sure its finished a little nicer than what I normally do. Probably a lot more hand stitching and ironing! :)

Fabric close to my bridesmaids fabric.

Long skirt (similar to the original pattern)

Close up sorry for the slightly creepy pose.


Only side shot I had sorry haha I'm not even smiling!!

This dress would have to be one of my favourite dresses and in my weekly rotation wearing to work hehe. I bought the fabric from Rathdowne Fabric store in Melbourne. I love Rathedowne Fabric they email me pictures of the new cotton sateen in stock and ship it to me. Absolutely awesome!





My mum was so excited when I told her I was on the BurdaStyle.com website and she rang all of her friends to check it out. She was also laughing at the fact that growing up it was almost impossible to even get me into a dress and now I'm making them as one of my favourite outfits. Yes, I hate to admit it but I was a massive tomboy growing up and didn't even own a dress until I was 21!!

What an exciting week for me! To end on an even happier note check out this photo of my male pug - hes lost a heap of weight in the past few weeks we are so proud lol. It's one of my favourites!

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  1. Love the style! On behalf of retired bridesmaids everywhere, I thank you for choosing something stylish, flattering, and with the option of wearing a normal bra ;-)

    Seriously, very cute!

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    1. Hahaha thank you!! I am so glad you think that I was hoping my bridesmaids are as comfortably as they can be whilst looking extremely pretty on the day :) I should have also mentioned the shoes I am wearing the fuchsia ones are the ones for the bridal party too. Small Wedges!! Hopefully they are nice to walk and stand around in for the 5 hours taking photos and mingling!

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  2. Intersting , No dress till 21 !! Now you have made so many dresses.. Nice to know that part of you :)

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    1. Thanks Diya :) I know how things change over the years lol!!

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  3. The dresses look So cute! I agree with Kat above about choosing something that is flattering and wearable.

    Your pug is supercute! Love dogs with flat noses (have grown up with pekingese dogs!).

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    1. Thanks Johanna!! It's taken a fair few testers to get to this pattern so I really hope they work out as nice as I hope :) Heheh I have to add a puggy picture. My partner has been taking some really good ones lately. Pekingese are adorable too I love dogs!!

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  4. Love the dresses.. Both are so pretty on you.. My favorite is the second one.. I love that fabric..
    Isn't it funny, how we change.. I love dresses too.

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    1. Thanks Judy!! Oh I love the second one too I have been wearing it constantly its been hard to get it to take a photo because its always in the wash. I am extremely bright at work when I wear it and people comment on my crazy red shoes too haha. But I just love the fabric so I don't care if its different and out there hehe.

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  5. That pink and blue fabric you've made the first dress from is stunning! Love it!

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    1. Thanks Melanie, so glad you like it! So exciting I think the bridesmaids real dresses will be even nicer the fabric is so soft and pretty :) Plus my mum will be making them hehe.

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  6. Very pretty dresses. I really like the colours of the second one and the black waistband seems slightly wider than the pink one, which looks good. My Mum despaired of me as I went through my red tracksuit phase, followed by an all black, bogan phase lasting several years. It's character building - or something!

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    1. Thanks Megan. Your totally right about the waistband I didn't even recognise that lol. Haha so funny about your bogan, red track suit phase! Totally agree on character building and I'm sure it was what all the cool kids were doing!!

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  7. Both dresses in the 2 different fabrics are so lovely and such a refreshing change to most bridesmaid dresses. Watch that movie '27 dresses' and you will be pleased to know that your bridesmaids will be so grateful to have a lovely dress to wear after the wedding. Good luck with all that you have to get done before your wedding day.

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    1. Thanks Marjorie your so kind. Haha I totally forgot about that movie I think there was a little Dutch girl outfit in there somewhere. Too funny! I'm glad everyone thinks they are a pretty alternative to the more common dresses. I hope they will get more use from them I think I might wear my white/blue/pink one to a wedding I have this year too. I think I'm getting there with the planning we booked a photobooth the other day so I think that will be a fun solution to the reception entertainment hehe. How's your course going? :)

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  8. These dresses! I love both of them. I have been having the hardest time finding a floral fabric that I really like. They both fit you very nicely. I can't wait to see all the dresses finished and on your bridesmaids.

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    1. Thanks Alison :) oh no!! If you were in Australia I would point you to Rathdowne Fabrics. I loved your new top though it was very pretty! I will definitely be posting picys of the finished dress for the wedding.

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  9. Such wonderful looking dresses! Your bridesmaids will be fortunate to have not only fine looking dresses, they are wearable to many more occasions.

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    1. Thanks Heather I'm so glad you think so! I'm really glad I picked the colourful crazy fabric now hehe.

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  10. Ahhh puggy! He looks great! But back to the dresses-- they're going to be great! The shoes are cute, too!

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    1. Hehe I couldn't forget the puggy pic to end the post lol. Thank you for the lovely comment! Oh the fuchsia shoes are actually the same as the bridesmaids they were on sale so I bought myself a pair too hehe!!

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  11. Great looking dresses, and how fun to have a couple of your own to wear and love while you work out the pattern. I would think your bridesmaids will be thrilled.

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    1. Thanks Crystal I really hope they are thrilled when we finish them. I know I couldn't resist having a few versions of my own and 1 version in the expensive pretty fabric :) hehe.

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  12. omgosh!!! Looking at this blog post again cos the pics didn't load on my laptop at home for some reason.
    WOW. Woman, you are a fricken star!!!!!
    And I recognise that second fabric, is that from Darn Cheap??? I was going to buy that, but didn't.... I THINK I WILL NOW THOUGH!!!!! :p
    The slim, 'wiggle' style skirt really suits u babe. I need to stop being such a lazy ass and make stuff with sleeves lol
    xx

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    1. Haha your so adorable Neeno! Yes it's probably at Darn Cheap because I only just bought it from Rathdowne. Definitely go and spoil yourself with some fabric!! Thanks heaps so funny I think the more slimmer fitting ones are my go compared to the gathered skirts. Pleats are okay at times. Slowly working out what pattern to buy and what ones not to. Haha you probably just have a lot on is all I'm sure you will get back to making some pretty dresses soon!

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  13. Those dresses are beautiful!!! So is your Pug of course! :)

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    1. Haha thanks Shanni! He doesn't do any cool tricks like Vito though!!

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  14. So gorgeous :) And yep... I never wore dresses until I started sewing, either! Now, I love them!

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