Monday, August 11, 2008
Vogue Wedding Dress Pattern - 1968
Here's the dress in it's original pattern pack.
In my day, most wedding dresses were done by dressmakers. I lost so much weight by the wedding that they had to construct a belt inside the evening length over dress to hold it up. The inside skirt is separate, but shows when you walk. There are 24 covered buttons running down the back...I always think it's nice to have the back of the dress as interesting as the front...after all, this is what the guests are looking at. My dress was done in blue crepe. I went away in white. What a rebel.
It would be fun to do something with the pattern pieces in altered art the way they do now, guess I'd have to photocopy the originals just for posterity. The pattern cost $5.50 at that time, which was considered outrageous.