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Pictures on me

Of course I still owe you a few pictures of me actually wearing the dress. After hemming the dress on the evening before leaving there was no time left to make pictures then. We attended a wedding in Paris and as it was a school holiday last week, we stayed a few days. Awefully cold in Paris at the beginning of the week. It was the first time we were in Paris with our children, so we did more “obligatory” sight seeing. I would have liked to go to the Yves Saint Laurent exibition, but didn’t make it. Another time, another exhibition….

The dress I combined with black. There was an Armenian church ceremony in the afternoon and I was unsure whether bare arms would be appropriate so I borrowed a black beaded shawl from a friend. The beads took up the color of the silk of the dress and was a good combination with black shoes and purse.

This is a picture from the day of the wedding.

The zipper is not perfect in the top, which is mainly due to the fact that the zipper had a larger hard plastic part than the zipper I used in my trial run. Next time i will try the tutorial by Sherry, which looks less complicated than what I did.

For securing the vent in the back I used the instructions from Els (sewing diva’s blog), with a piece of the fabric straight of grain.

Another version of this dress:

In the time between posting my first muslin and this last post on my dress, AnaJan from Serbia was inspired by the pattern and made a version of her own. I could work from the pattern, but she drafted her own pattern. With very good results. Take a look here for her dress.


  1. You're looking great, Sigrid! The color really suits you. I hope you had great time in Paris. And, thanks for featuring my dress on your blog!
    Best, Ana

  2. That is SO BEAUTIFUL!! i was just thinking today I need a 'wedding attire' dress. I'm also curious about your definition of an American wedding ceremony. I always thought they were say, Christian vs Jewish vs Catholic vs Muslim vs Hindu ceremonies. So, now I'm curious as to what a typical ceremony in the Netherlands is like.

  3. You look very pretty!!! I love that color on you and the detail of the dress are gorgeous.

  4. I´m going to Paris last weekend of May and I´m definitely going to se the YSL exibition!
    He was THE fashionguru when I grew up.
    The dress is still gorgeous!

  5. Great dress and you look very elegant!

  6. The dress is a piece of art and I love the color and fabric. Of course, you look radiant. Congratulations

  7. The dress is really lovely and you look fantastic. The black looks good with the bright colour.

  8. You look so stunning! Gorgeous!

  9. That dress is just beautiful, and looks so pretty on you. Do you have new hair? Because really, you are looking absolutely awesome!

  10. Absolutely stunning! You look so beautiful.

  11. You look gorgeous! The dress is a great color on you. I hope that you had a great time in Paris regardless of the cold.

  12. Beautiful work! And the colour is just lovely.

  13. It really is stunning on you! Love this design, and great colour too!

  14. The dress turned out soo wonderful. The color is amazing and the pleating in the front is gorgeous!

  15. Stunning dress and the color is lovely. Love the bodice.

  16. Gorgeous! The dress is perfect for you - the style is elegant and the details are modern.

  17. So gorgeous! You look fabulous in it.

  18. You look beautiful in the dress and it's a great color on you! I'm glad you had a good time at the wedding and in Paris!

  19. Oh WOW!!!! You look AMAZING!! Great job on the dress!

  20. Prachtige jurk Sigrid!
    Hopelijk komen er meer gelegenheden om die te dragen!

  21. Beautiful dress and thanks for the tutorials.

  22. Look very pretty!!! love the style of the dress...


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