This pattern by Genniewren Designs, is an 18-inch doll-sized recreation of the iconic wedding dress worn by Lady Diana Spencer on her wedding day back in 1981.
The dress features a paneled bodice with a lace overlay in the center front and back. The bodice seams are highlighted with lace trim. The dress has a scooped neckline with a lace and fabric double ruffle, large puffed sleeves featuring a deep double ruffle of fabric and lace at the cuffs, and a full gathered skirt. The neckline and sleeve cuffs feature matching fabric bows.
The detachable train is 44" (112cm) long. Like the original wedding dress, the train features three panels. The panel seams are highlighted with lace. The train is gathered into a waistband, and edged all round with lace.
A separate circular tulle petticoat emphasizes the fullness of the skirt without the bulk of hoops.
The veil consists of three layers: a long "train" veil edged in lace, a short, shoulder-length veil at the back, and a blusher veil at the front. The veils are attached to a ribbon band that fixes to the doll's hair with small combs or clips. The cover photograph shows the veil worn with a purchased metal doll-size tiara.
FABRIC RECOMMENDATIONS: The dress should be made from medium weight woven satin or taffeta fabric. I recommend crepe backed satin as it is a lot more forgiving than the less expensive satins due to the weave. Illusion net or tulle veiling is recommended for the veil. Fashion net or tulle is recommended for the petticoat.
Dress and train:
Combined trimming requirements:
If you wish to have all the narrow trims matching then you will need to purchase:
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Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 61 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full-size pattern pieces. Each pattern contains a Summary of Instructions section so you can print out just the text version if desired to save on printer ink! A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Sew!
The overall dress looks very intimidating, but it’s actually not very difficult. This dress gives you a very accurate reproduction of Princess Diana’s wedding gown. There is a lot of lace and embellishments on this dress that give it that “Wow!” factor. It could be made with fewer embellishments fir an easier to sew dress. The long train and veil are very impressive, but they are separate detachable pieces, so you could skip making them if desired. I was very happy with the end result of this pattern. It gave me a reproduction of Diana’s wedding dress.
This is a great pattern. Easy to use and great results!!!
I just bought this pattern. Oh my is it beautiful!!! I cannot wait to get started on it. >3
What a beautiful pattern! So detailed and yet easy to follow directions and a great fit. It's got all the girly things. Lace and bows, tulle and satin, sparkle and drama! It really isn't difficult to make either and so worth it.