Wedding Dress

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I am looking for any book recomendations for teaching me how to make a
beautiful wedding gown.  I have a friend who is looking for an a-line
dress, a sheath or very form fitted gown in lace, Charmeuse or
something of the like.  I am an experienced lay-mans (I learned my
mom's shortcut techniques and have had no real training) sewer and am
able to draft patterns, (only because my mom is a designer and she
showed me how to do it).  I make a lot of christening gowns (dupioni,
velvet etc...) so I think I can do this with some real acedemic tips on
construction.  If you have or know of a book that directly discusses
making a wedding dress like I've described I would LOVE the help


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The wedding garment book I love best is Susan Khalje's "Bridal
Couture".  I am en experienced sewist, and have sewn dozens of bridal
and prom gowns, but I still referred to that book a *lot* while making
my younger DD's wedding gown. http://www.susankhalje.com/books.htm
NAYY.

I also have an old Vogue sewing book (sorry I can't put my hands on it
at the moment), which I like for the illustrations of specialized
techniques.

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Beverly
BEI Designs
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There are a few good books about.  For this type of work I always look
wider than the immediate subject, so here's what I like:

Vogue & Butterick Designer Sewing Techniques: ISBN 0-801908620-6 $17/12.99

Couture Sewing Techniques, Claire B Shaeffer.  ISBN 1-56158-497-5  (The
Taunton Press, 2001), us$21.95/can$34.00

Bridal Couture: A Guide to Dressmaking Skills for Creating Beautiful
Custom Wedding Gowns  Susan Khalje ISBN: 0801987571  Publisher: Krause
Publications, 13.85

Bridal Gowns: How to Make the Wedding Dress of Your dreams, Susan E
Andriks.  ISBN 0-935278-51-6 (Palmer/Pletsch 2000), US$19.95

You can find them all on Amazon or order them from your local library.
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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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I also am making a wedding gown right now and I really like Susan
Khalje's book: Bridal Couture, Fine Sewing Techniques for Wedding Gowns
and Evening Wear

lisa


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