1920’s wedding gown reconstruction.

1920’s wedding gown reconstruction follow-up!

005Circle skirt is going to be pinned to the bodice with a v-shaped dropped waistline. I find it easier to do it on a dress-form rather than try to draft the exact seam curve on paper.

007Side panels were added because the dress was about 2 sizes too small.  Armholes will need facing, I will use left-over fabric from the skirt.

1920'S DRESS RECONSTRUCTIONAfter the skirt was attached to the bodice I set in the invisible zipper.

046Hand-stitching the rhinestone and pearl trim to cover the seam at waistline and create a beautiful sash-like embellishment.

049Finished zipper and armhole facing.  Now need to hem the skirt and the lining and it’s done!

047Finished dress!

Real bride pictures – check it out here https://viogemini.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/congratulations-to-katie-and-jeremy/

Related posts  https://viogemini.wordpress.com/2013/09/15/1920s-wedding-gown/

and  https://viogemini.wordpress.com/2013/09/22/1920s-wedding-gown-deconstructed/

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1920’s wedding gown – deconstructed

I was so excited to see the inside of the wedding dress made in 1920’s!

Want to have a look?

Hook and eye closure in front at neck-line. Neckline and closure placket are finished with voile bias binding, final stitching by hand.

wedding gown alterationFrench braid for hook and eye closure, right above the first button.

1920's bridal gown reconstructed and revived by Violetta Vieux  Viogemini21All in one facing.  See, the edge of the fabric is not over-locked, just cut with zig-zag scissors to prevent the fabric from unraveling.

1920's wedding gownShoulder pads, covered with satin fabric are hand-stitches to the shoulder seam.

1920's bridal gown reconstructed and revived by Violetta Vieux  Viogemini18Dress shield – double layered underarm pad made with silk fabric. It was used to absorb the seat and prevent the self fabric from staining.

1920's bridal gown reconstructed and revived by Violetta Vieux  Viogemini15Information about the dress shield manufacturer is printed on! They were made by Kleinert’s MODINE.

1920's bridal gown reconstructed and revived by Violetta Vieux  Viogemini12Ruffled horsehair braid was sewn into the waistline at sides. it adds more volume at hips and create this famous hourglass silhouette.

1920's bridal gown reconstructed and revived by Violetta Vieux  Viogemini14Waist-stay – made with grosgrain ribbon and hook and eye closure.

1920's art deco dress alterationHem is reinforced by horsehair braid and it is all stitched by hand.

1920's bridal gown reconstructed and revived by Violetta Vieux  Viogemini10Nest time I show you some more pictures of the dress under construction.

 

 

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1920’s wedding gown

I recently received a call from a friend announcing that he was going to get married. Congratulations! His lovely fiancee wished to have her grandma’s 1920’s wedding gown to be re-constructed so that she could wear it for her wedding.

Despite my very busy schedule I said YES! I love this kind of projects!
Here is the dress. It was made with silky satin of a very light baby maize color.

bridal gown reconstructed revived ViogeminiGORGEOUS DRESS! Long skirt gathered at the dropped waist-line has a long train.

The dress had been stored in the attic in a simple box, unfortunately the skirt is too dirty now and can’t be saved.  207Short dropped sleeve, tiny convertible collar. Front closure is made with rat-tail cord loops and fabric covered buttons.

1920's bridal gown reconstructed and revived by Violetta Vieux  ViogeminiButtons are very old need to be changed. Luckily the dress has long gloves with lots of similar buttons, they look a little bit cleaner, hopefully I will be able to use them. Sorry, I forgot to take pictures of the gloves.

1920's bridal gown reconstructed and revived by Violetta Vieux  Viogemini19Lapped zipper on the let side.

1920's bridal gown reconstructed and revived by Violetta Vieux  Viogemini20The dropped waist-line seam is decorated with piping.

bridal gown reconstructed revived Viogemin6Delicate embroidery made with tiny ivory beads decorates the sleeves and the collar.

1920's bridal gown reconstructed and revived by Violetta Vieux  Viogemini221920's bridal gown reconstructed and revived by Violetta Vieux  Viogemini23The skirt is bustled in the back,  on one side the stitching is undone. At first I thought that the dress was supposed to be asymmetrical, but when I looked closer I could see the holes from stitches.

bridal gown reconstructed revived Viogemin2I love the hourglass silhouette of this dress! The waistline is very cinched, while the shoulders and hips are padded to emphasize the Taille-de-gueppe.

Pictures of the deconstructed dress will follow in my next blog.
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Related posts  https://viogemini.wordpress.com/2013/09/22/1920s-wedding-gown-deconstructed/

https://viogemini.wordpress.com/2013/10/28/1920s-wedding-gown-reconstruction/

Real bride pictures – check it out here https://viogemini.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/congratulations-to-katie-and-jeremy/

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Bridal sash for your winter wedding!

New unique crystal bridal sashes by VioGemini.

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Blog Feature

I have just found that we had been featured on this bridal blog prettybrasstacks.com

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SOMETHING BLUE

Today we received pictures from our lovely customer’s wedding.
She loved our Something Blue crystal garter!
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I wanted to say a big thank you for making my garter(s) for my special day!
I thought you might like to see how they played well on the big day!
Thanks again!
A.C.
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ART DECO COUTURE GARTERS

This is our newest collection of Art Deco inspired couture garters, made with high quality stretch lace and magnificent crystal brooches, embroidery appliques and buttons.

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