Last week, one of my loveliest friends married her loveliest man, had the loveliest wedding and became the loveliest married couple. They’re off on their honeymoon now and starting their happily ever after.
So I had thought I’d show you
the one of the loveliest dresses. loveliest
Disclaimer: Obviously, the bride had THE loveliest dress, and there were lots of other lovely lovely dresses on the guests. I don’t want to claim mine as the loveliest out of all the dresses there, but I think it is the loveliest dress I’ve made.
Anyways, I’ve had 2m of this silky blend fabric in my stash for ages. It seemed perfect for a summer wedding guest dress. I used Vogue V8998, which incidentally calls for more than 2m! I figured that I could be creative with the cutting layout, but it turned out I had to cheat a bit and cut some pieces off the grain. I can almost hear the angry mob heading straight for me. Sorry!
Fortunately, it didn’t seem to affect the shape too much and I just trimmed it to the same length like I would a circle skirt.
I recently ordered some lace samples from White Tree Fabrics . They send a really large strip of fabric and it seemed a shame to waste them. So I used some of these lace samples to emphasise the princess seams with a bit of colour blocking. I just underlined the lace with the dress fabric so that it blended in and then made sure that it was symmetrical on each side piece.
I ended up with a weird circle right on my bust – but no-one commented on it, so I probably shouldn’t have pointed it out!
I was always planning on wearing this dress with a petticoat to give the super drapey fabric a bit of shape, so I only lined the bodice. The wedding was on one of the only hot days this summer, so I was rather pleased with that decision.
The low back.
Any tips for how to prevent this if I make it again. I can only think that maybe the sleeve shouldn’t come so far under the arm?