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Beetlejuice: Lydia's Wedding Dress

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In this instructable I'll walk you through making the Lydia Deetz's iconic red wedding dress from Beetlejuice! This project is best suited for a moderately experienced or very experienced seamstress. We will be following a pattern but there are some parts that you will need to draft yourself (skirt and armhole facings)

Tools:
Sewing machine
Pins
Scissors/shears
Needles
Hot glue gun
Cutting mat (optional)
Rotary cutter (optional)
Dress form (optional)
Serger (optional)

Materials:
Simplicity 5217 pattern (this is an out of print pattern, you can find it on Etsy and Ebay, be sure to buy the correct size, there is only one size per envelope)
At least 8 yards of red aspirin dot mesh fabric (moodfabrics.com has this fabric), more if you are a larger size or need a longer dress
4 yards of red costume satin or taffeta for lining
2 yards of double wide tulle for veil
6 fake red roses
Claw style hair clip
1/2 yard of 2" ivory or offwhite horsehair braid
1 yard of red trim for neckband
3 small red buttons for back of neckband
16" red zipper
Spool of red satin ribbon
Spool of red sheer organza ribbon
1 yard of 1/8" wide red ribbon

Other items:
Hoop skirt
Red shoes
Black wig
Makeup
Ring
Red opera length gloves (or 1.5 yards of 4-way stretch red nylon or spandex to make your own - instructions are included at the end)
 
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poofrabbit1 year ago
This is wonderful, it looks right out of the movie
Love it - amazing walkthrough for a beautiful dress. :D
hebephreniac (author)  jessyratfink1 year ago
Thank you! I tried to be very thorough. If anyone has any questions please feel free to ask!
That is beautiful! What an amazing job!
hebephreniac (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
Thank you! It was so much fun! Keep an eye out for my upcoming Beetlejuice instructable!
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