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.







6 comments:

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

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

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  3. It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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