|Mélanie & Danny's wedding!|
Here is a quick post about the dress I sewed for me when I was a bridesmaid at my sister's wedding in September 2015. I didn't include the other bridesmaid nor the groom's family in the pictures since they might not want to be on a blog! It was a gorgeous, casual, rugged, woodsy wedding with the emphasis on the delectable food served at the Auberge Baluchon as both my sister and her husband meet while studying/working in the Restoration business...
I opted to sew a dress I could wear often in a bit more casual fabric but with a classic style. The other bridesmaid wore a poly taffeta strapless dress with a short draped skirt and both groomsmen wore EXACTLY the same outfit. It is so much faster and easier for the men : the groom chose the groomsmen outfit, the groomsmen have totally different body types but wore the exact same size! :O
With my stretch cotton sateen dress, I was very comfortable to pickup kids and runs after them in the fields with my sensible platform shoes!! I had a moment when my bagged skirt lining started showing at the bottom, but I just took 5 minutes to tacked it back in place in the bathroom! ;)
Unfortunately, I forgot to take much picture during the wedding ; always a proof that we had a blast! :D
- Bodice : Simplicity 1882 with the deep V variation + cut at my natural waist.
- Skirt : (Gertie's Bombshell) Burda 5/2011 #122 inner skirt (without the extra draped layer in the front).
- Cotton/spandex sateen in a navy
- Cotton poplin floral for the bodice lining
- Rayon bemberg in navy for the skirt lining, so it wouldn't cling to my pantyhose.
- I added bra stays at the shoulder.
- I modified the princess seams at the bust a bit (about 1/4 inch)
- I changed the skirt lining darts to pleats.
- I lowered the skirt kick pleat by 2 inches.
- I aligned the skirt darts with the bodice princess seams.
- I used 3/8 inch seam allowances.
- I shorten the hem to knees length (about 20 inches skirt for me).
|My father's picture was in her bouquet...|