Dressed for a Wedding

A few weeks ago the husband and I headed out to Alaska for a few days. My husband's older brother married the sweetest girl that I can now call sister. It was a beautiful wedding, in a beautiful location. Of course I needed a new dress.

This was my inspiration dress.

And here's how I did it.

I drafted a bodice by laying the bodice/top patterns of McCalls 6744 and Simplicity 2599 on top of each other and tracing out new pieces.Then I drafted an A-line skirt and made sure the top of the skirt was as wide as the bottom of the bodice. I encased the waist elastic in the seam and used french seams throughout. Also to make binding the neckline and hemming easier I used lots of steam a seam. I might ruche up the shoulders some more later but for now I like the sleeve.

I used a chiffon that I found at JoAnn's in the red tag section and I ended up using close to 4 yards of fabric.

For a slip I made a knit dress in ivory using this Easy Cap Sleeve Tee and extended the length to be knee length. I chose to make a slip so the dress would still have a light and airy feel and be a bit diaphanous. 

My pics are a bit bright and washed out so the colors on the dress don't look as rich as they are. In real life they're bold, bright and rich.


  1. This is great! The necklace matches PERFECTLY!!

  2. I love it! I would definitly like to have a dress like this. And sew it by myself... Huh

  3. It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing.