Alo! Hopefully your week is off to an amazing start. Mine is, since I’m still over the moon with happiness after returning from a very special wedding! I’m an extremely sentimental, emotional person, so the fact that I didn’t cry is quite astounding. I had been looking forward to this wedding for over a year now, ever since the couple first started dating and my sister and I became the best chaperones ever. Even though I had plenty of time to shop or make something for the wedding, I was so indecisive that I ended up waiting until just a few weeks before to decide on what to make. I finally landed on making myself a Simplicity 8048.
I used the same pattern that I used before for my friend, who ironically is the bride’s younger sister. Since we’re not exactly the same size, I used a ¼ inch seam allowance for the bodice. (I really didn’t feel like grading the pattern!) That was enough to add ease so that it wasn’t totally fitted. I also used facings instead of lining the bodice.
The fabric might look familiar to you. I used it before when I made New Look 6184 (0180) for another friend of mine. Since she let me keep the rest of the fabric, I couldn’t wait to use it! I’m just so in love with the subtle swirl pattern of the fabric. And even after making two dresses from this fabric, there’s still at least a half yard left! I might make a matching belt.
Before I decided on using Simplicity 8048, I had to determine whether or not I would ever wear this dress again. I try to be practical with what I make. If I’m only planning to wear it once, I usually rethink my choice. It’s my tiny little way of being somewhat sustainable (#goals). I will definitely wear this again! I even came up with an outfit for when we finally have coat weather.
My main complaint is that the fabric does wrinkle super easily. I had seatbelt and sitting wrinkles. Despite being a wrinkled mess, I still got plenty of compliments. Especially when it was discovered that the dress has pockets!
The other dilemma I had with this dress was finding the right pair of shoes to go with it. I really wanted something burgundy or deep red, like merlot. Surprisingly, I wound up with a pair of floral flats that I adore!
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I do wish that I had remembered to take more pictures with the dress on, but I’m never good at remembering to take pictures. Unless it’s already nighttime and it’s too dark to take pictures and then all of a sudden I remember that I want to post pictures of my dress so I recruit my mom to take a haphazard picture real quick right before we leave.
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On the plus side, I got to keep my name “card”!
Do you have any Fall weddings to attend? I think this is a great time of year for a wedding!