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Matron of Honor

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


I made my dress for Chelsea's wedding and wanted to share it with you. I used a 1940's Marian Martin  sundress pattern (9377) with a cut-out in the back, borrowed from Amanda's pattern stash. The fabric is cotton from a Hancock fabrics and I trimmed it in green bias tape and red rickrak. I used a vintage fabric covered button in the back.



I wore my red vintage telephone earrings, a gift from Chelsea. My hair style was inspired by this vintage hair net package, which I have on the wall near my vanity.
 I loved the pretty curls on the side so I pin curled it at night, brushed it out the next morning and pin curled the sides. It got kind of flat and crazy by the time we took pics but you get the idea...
                  Here, you can get a better view of the deco inspired fabric. Love it!


Marian Martin 9377

18 Responses to “Matron of Honor”

  1. Sorry if this question is too personal, but were you able to wear a bra with that dress? I can never seem to wear a dress with parts of the back cut out because my bra always shows, and I'm a bit too big to go braless comfortably. That pattern and finished dress just look so pretty, though, especially on you!

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  2. That dress is quite pretty! I need to get my butt in gear and start some of my projects!

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  3. meredith- You can always ask me about undies! *lol* I did wear a bra. I'm like you, I cannot go braless, I think I'd trip over my boobs if I did! :P I tried on several bras with this dress because a lot of them showed the strap in the back. I finally found one with a fairly thin strap. I adjusted the shoulder straps so that the back strap sat a bit higher on my back and I also put a few extra stitches in the lower corner of the triagne (below the button) to keep the fabric in place so my bra didn't hang out.

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  4. You look great - those earrings are too cool!

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  5. You look so pretty! I'm for sure going to try the hairstyle sometime soon, it looks fabulous.

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  6. wow i absolutely love this dress! and the curls in your hair, so vintage and vaaabulous! haha :P: xxx

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  7. Wow, you are a regular pinup gal. Crazy about the red phone earrings. Would love to get a pair, did your friend share where she bought them?

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  8. I LOVE this!!!! You remind me that if I don't want to trawl etsy looking for dresses that *might* fit my boobs in - I need to start making my OWN!! This is amazing!! And you hairspiration is fab!! Oh!!! You look SO happy!!

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  9. Sea Witch, she found them at a garage sale years ago! Wish I knew where I could find them though, I'd love to have some in different colors! I looked online but no luck, but if you google "telephone earrings" you'll find a lot of really cute ones!

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  10. Aww you look sooo pretty! Love the dress and your hair was simply fabulous!! xox

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  11. You look very pretty and I love your dress!

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  12. Love that dress! Beautiful work yet again! I am loving the blond color on you too!

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  13. ove the two dresses! Yours and that of your sister ... You look so happy here .... I'm anxious to get your hairstyle, however, this is not easy for me. Sigh ...

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  14. I love the dress! It is so pretty and sexy!

    I was wondering: how did you color your hair? I want to go blond. My natural shade is very close to yours. I especially like the shade variations: slightly darker at the roots, some highlights on top. Thank you so much for your answer.

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  15. Beautiful job! I love the peekaboo cutout in the back!

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  16. You are so clever, and so beautifuland so vintage, ahhhhhhhhhh. I love it all.
    Besos.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  17. I absolutely bloomin' adore this dress! You look gorgeous. xx

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