Saturday, April 4, 2009

A Week of Wonderful Vintage Wedding Dress Patterns - Day 4

Butterick 3136 Sewing Pattern Wedding Bridal Dress Gown and Bridesmaid. Fitted Bodice, Princess Seams, UNCUT
Butterick 3136 - copyright 1985
Bridal gown has fitted, lined, shaped front bodice with princess seams, flared skirt, front pleat, side back seams, back zipper, and above elbow sleeves with elastic at cap or long sleeves shaped at lower edge with button/loop. View A- collar and yokes with back button/loop and train. Views B & C - boned bodice and flowers. View C - sleeves have elastic at lower edge.
Purchased petticoat.
Size of Pattern: 12Bust: 34Waist: 26.5Hip: 36
Pattern Envelope:two tears on front still very readable
Pattern Instructions: included
Pattern Pieces: UNCUT and FACTORY FOLDED

A bride now has the option of choosing a wedding dress "straight off the rack" or designing her own wedding dress. Vintage sewing patterns offer the bride a chance to show their own uniqueness and style.
I recently came across a great article on designing your own wedding dress. The article listed four main types of wedding dress styles. The pattern that I have listed today would be the 1st style mentioned, which is the "ball gown". The article reads: This is the pattern of the traditional white wedding dress, which remains extremely popular, and consists of a fitted bodice and tight waistline leading into a full bell shaped skirt.
The article goes on to list three more distinctive styles of wedding dresses that serve as the foundation for the wedding dress style but then can be sewn, with hundreds of different options, to be a totally unique wedding dress.
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