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Topic: Dress for a wedding!  (Read 1827 times)
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« on: June 30, 2012 12:28:04 PM »

My friend is getting married tomorrow!
When I got invited to her wedding I knew I was going to sew a dress to wear.  When I saw Anthro's gathering breeze dress (http://images.anthropologie.com/is/image/Anthropologie/21389614_030_b), I knew I wanted something like that!

I used Simplicty 2444 for the bodice front, but made it strapless.  It was a terribly bad idea, since there was a lot of gaping.  I googled around for solutions, and decided to insert some elastic into the top edge to pull it in.  It worked!  

The bodice is eyelet, and the skirt is some sort of chiffon-y like fabric.  I dunno what it's called, but it's sheer and flowy!

I 'shirred' the back (is it still shirring if there's elastic channels?), since I couldn't imagine sewing a zipper into that fabric

Had to take a photo of the inside, because I actually finished it!!!

The thing I learned the most from this project is to use spray starch!!!  I used the recipe here: http://foursquarewalls.blogspot.ca/2012/06/diy-spray-starch-eliminate-curled-edges.html and made my own spray starch.  It made cutting the slippery chiffon so much easier!!  It left no residues, and I could have worn the dress without washing it first.  I washed it anyhow because I had the time Smiley
pic from the wedding!
I wore it with a belt before dinner, but took the belt off so I could eat comfortably  Cheesy
« Last Edit: July 02, 2012 07:08:56 PM by mouse123 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2012 12:28:08 AM »

It looks very sweet and just right for a summer wedding. Thank you for the tip about spray starch too.

Look twice, buy once. Nooooo
Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2012 09:33:28 AM »

This is so pretty and stylish! the fit looks great too! lovely!

« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2012 07:59:34 AM »

this is really beautiful! I love the blue fabric of the skirt!
I've also made the spray starch from this recipe and i absolutely love it!
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