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The Bride

Hello again! Today we're talking about a very non-traditional wedding dress I made for Macabre Memories, for this one I really need to start from the beginning.

I had some friends who were doing these really fun horror themed photos catering to all those Spooky Folks who celebrate Halloween all year round. This was about 4 years ago when I was modeling pretty

regularly. I'm not sure who suggested putting together a monster pin up calendar but I know we'd talked about it at one of the shoots. Later on they'd asked me if I would be interested in participating as both a model and designer. I was so we went on to collaborate, two other designers and myself, to make Pin up attire appropriate for these monsters.

Miss June: The Bride of Frankenstein Pinup! My initial thought was to put her in a Baby Doll pajama set. In fact if you head over to my shop it's the white sleeveless set. I had been making and selling those for sometime and I thought it would be a good way to advertise my product as well as be a very good representation of The Bride. As it was a collaborative project we ended up divvying up the work and while I went on to make several outfits I loved, and you'll probably see in the coming weeks. The Bride was not one of them.


After the project was completed Macabre Memories did several events where they sold not only their calendar, but also related merch of the Pinup Girls. They liked to have a model their to help promote sales. There was this double feature where they would be showing "Creature from the Black Lagoon" and "The Bride of Frankenstein" being unable to book the original calendar model they had to book another who being a different size could not fit the original dress.

I jumped at the chance to revisit this project and provide my own interpretation of The Bride. I used a white rayon (100% rayon shell and lining Yardage Town) for the dress and white metallic power mesh for the cape (100% nylon Joann's) I took my Baby Doll pattern and widened the neck slightly, I also added dolmen sleeves. For the cape I just retraced the back making it maybe an inch longer. Everything was sewn up, I added a lining so it would be really nice and voila new take on both The Bride, but also the wedding dress.

Check out the slide show below for the mini shoot I recently did in this little number and remember to follow me!

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