Love Celebration Dress

Hey everyone!

We had the honour of being invited to the wedding of G & O and I was super excited as I have attended quite a few weddings in my life, but never a Russian one. Of course this deserved a dress!


I used pattern no 107 from Burda Style January 2013. I remember seeing this pattern and telling myself that I will definitely make it, but it took me exactly that long to execute the plan, something quite typical as the speed of buying fabrics and patterns will never equal the speed of sewing stuff up…

Again typically I finished the dress late at night the previous evening before the big day and therefore did not manage to make the matching belt. Let´s see if I will get to it at some point or not, since there are so many more ideas next up in line!

I cut the size 38 and I thought the fit was perfect at the bodice, but when I look at the photos, it seems as if there is a little too much ease there. Nevertheless the dress feels super comfortable and I loved wearing it despite the fact that once again I failed to produce a perfect back neckline with the invisible zipper. For some reason it is always a hit or miss for me and more often a miss…


I always leave generous seam allowances for the hip area and this was one of the times when not doing it would have meant that the dress would have been hopelessly too tight without any extra fabric left for correcting the mistakes. Now it just meant adjusting the side seams a bit.

Once again Burda Style surprises me as they have only rated the dress with two stars for difficulty level. I am quite sure that for someone looking for stepping up the game to next level, pulling this off (fully lined, tricky assembly sequences, many pattern pieces) would be too complicated. And it really takes time, I spent several evening just preparing the pieces before I could get to the actual sewing!

Here is a little close-up to show the fabric´s texture a bit better. I bought the fabric from Helsinki probably last year and they had it in baby blue as well as pink and it was hard to choose, but th yellow seemed more special. It was actually quite hard to find a matching lining fabric, but thankfully I finally did.

I got too excited when I was literally hit by the bridal bouquet and completely did not think of taking a photo with the beautiful bride then,  but here is one snapshot from the party and the bouquet itself next morning:

We are next up in line and I guess it is needless to say that we are very excited about it!


16 responses to “Love Celebration Dress”

  1. What a lovely dress! The color is very beautiful and gorgeous neckline!

    1. Thank you so much, Camelia! I always loved the pattern, finally had the chance to make it!

  2. Ahhh, … see on imetore! Millal? Ja imeilus kleit, lihtne ja elegantne! Kõike-kõige parimat teile!

    1. Suur tänu! 🙂 Meie oma on 16.09!

  3. What a beautiful neckline and a gorgeous colour on you. Seriously a beautifully fitting dress. And one that has now been added to my list too! 🙂

    1. Thank you very much! Looking at your style, it would suit you very well!

  4. Beautiful dress and looks like a million bucks on you! My nephew is getting married at the end of September. I’ll have to see if I can copy your successful version!

    1. Thank you so much! I am sure you can!

  5. Oh! This color! I’m totally in love with this shade of yellow! Absolutely lovely dress 🙂

    1. Yes, the color totally got me too! Thank you, Maria!

  6. That neckline is really lovely. You have pulled off another beautiful dress…your signature now!

  7. very lovely dress, the colour suits you perfectly. i think you did it impeccably! from what i can understand of Estonian language, your own day is coming very soon, so congratulations, best of luck & many best wishes to you! 🙂

  8. Thank you so much for your sweet comment and good wishes!

  9. Truly a fabulous dress. The colour the style the fit! And congratulations on your day coming up soon.

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