A friend of mine is getting married in October. Since she is a veteran bride (meaning older and this will be her second marriage) she is thinking of a vintage style wedding dress. For the bride who wants to sew a vintage style wedding dress there are lots of vintage patterns available from various online sources. Although vintage wedding dress and special occasion patterns can be quite pricey, as are the first 3 Vogue patterns here, there are other dressy tea-length dresses that could be made to look wedding dress style.
This Designer Pattern for Teen-Age Modess is an un-numbered pattern by Vogue. It looks to be a Cotillion dress or a “Coming Out” party dress (circa 1957), but I can see it as a wedding dress as well.
This stunning evening gown with it’s criss-cross bodice detailing would make a jaw-dropping wedding gown. It could be hemmed at tea-length and worn with a lace bolero for the ceremony:
McCalls 9792 has an unusual neckline and gathered bodice treatment that would make a unique wedding dress. I love it that the model in the green dress is drawn wearing a small net veil.
This Simplicity pattern already looks like a wedding dress:
Simplicity 1120 & 4667 with their allover lace overlays would make lovely dresses for that special day:
Butterick 6737 here is depicted as a basic black cocktail dress, but picture it in white or ivory shantung silk and you’ve got a wedding dress.
Another late 50s cocktail dress that could be made as a wedding gown:
This dress has a lovely pleated neckline that almost falls off the shoulders:
Here’s one of Butterick’s Retro series patterns (circa 1951). I like the notches in the neckline and am diggin’ the asymmetrical drape:
So fun to indulge in fantasy bridal gowns!