Wednesday, April 24, 2013

My Cambie Bridesmaids Dresses

For background, here is everyone helping me choose the fabric from four choices. I ended up going with a celery green silk dupioni from Fishman's Fabrics here in Chicago. The lining is Nude Bemberg rayon. The fabric came out to about $75 per dress, which is way nicer and still less money than a David's Bridal anything!

I decided on the Cambie dress long before; actually, I let Stephanie and Vicky choose between that and the Lonsdale and that's what they wanted. Oh, I am so democratic. 

Here are some under construction photos when the dress was almost complete: here

My mom made Vicky's dress, as they live near each other. It looked wonderful! 
 I made Stephanie's a sewed in the zipper the morning of the wedding, thereby forcing my mom to sew the lining to the zipper. Both dresses had to have the lining shorted a bit; the silk poofs out because it is crisp, but the lining falls straight so it was handing out a little. Mom fixed that as well. Thanks, Mom!

Steph reading my poem selection by ee cummings

Nice side view

before the ceremony. What great bridesmaids!
They looked great and the dresses turned out exactly as I wanted! Yay!


  1. What lovely dresses all three of you are wearing - still can't believe you made your dress too, what a great job you did!

  2. Oh wow, they look gorgeous! Well done you!!!

  3. Just beautiful! Congratulations ... J

  4. Absolutely beautiful. The shimmer on their dresses is devine. I'm just finishing up making a Cambie and I am a convert - I LOVE that pattern!!!!!!

  5. The pattern and fabric choice was so perfect! I have to say I loved sewing that pattern, it was so easy to make and fit so well once was done. I agree, Vicky and Stephanie were great bridesmaids!

  6. Congratulations on your wedding and WOW at making your own dresses!!! They look beautiful!

  7. What beautiful wedding photos! You look spectacular - LOVE your dress!! The bridesmaids look perfect in their celery Cambies :)


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