Well there we go, ‘septuple’, that’s my new word for the day.
One of my best friends just got married last weekend. I had the honour to be one of her bridesmaids, which was great fun, and she also asked me to make the dresses.
There were 7 of us in total (hence the septuple) so we decided to go for a fairly simple shape. Vogue V1102 fit the bill perfectly and after a couple of fitting sessions with each bridesmaid, we all ended up with some variation of the original pattern.
Sarah (the bride) and I decided to go for a v-neck back rather than the deep scoop and bow. We thought it was more flattering on everyone and easier to wear a cardigan over in the evening.
The dresses are just lined on the bodice, which meant them even more simple to make.
The skirts are lovely full circle skirts – they were amazing for twirling on the dance floor.
The teal colour of the fabric really popped in the sunlight and meant that we stood out as bridesmaids. I actually found it a bit surreal to glance around and see so many people wearing dresses I’d made. Lots of people commented on how nice they looked and I have to say that I think I agree. I was pretty pleased with the fit of them all and they were nice and striking when we were all together.
And that’s the end of our wedding season. Now I MIGHT have some time to sew some more casual things for myself. OR I might make Martin another coat. I’m not sure which way to go yet?