I have been invited to attend the wedding of one of my high school friends. He also happens to be an ex boyfriend. It isn't really that awkward, we dated and broke up about a million years ago, we're the best of friends now and I adore the woman he's with. However, I am something of a believer in "rules for dresses at weddings" IE no white, no black, no red, no dresses cut down or slit up to THERE unless you have received special instructions from the couple. It is their day, and as their guest I think it is important to celebrate with them in a way that respects their wishes. I don't think the "no white, no red, no black" is set in stone, but I think it goes generally with the common sense and good taste of DO NOT OUTSHINE THE BRIDE ON THE WEDDING DAY. ESPECIALLY IF HER FIANCEE IS AN EX HAYSUS CHRISTO.
In there interest of saving money and using up some of my fabric stash, I hope to make my dress. The wedding is about a month away and I wanted to ask the following:
I am thinking of making something that looks like : http://www.butterick.com/item/B5032.htm?tab=list/dresses&page=all
in pale green linen.
(View with the full skirt most likely)
Is this a) appropriate (the wedding is to be in August, indoors, in the early evening, but I understand it is not a black tie affair, the dress code seems to be semi-formal) and b) going to look ok made up in a medium (light-medium?) weight linen?