Added May 11, 2010
Durban, South Af...
This is my new wedding dress (to wear to others’ weddings!). Months ago I saw KatieC’s Cynthia Rowley’s black ruffle dress and I fell in love with that big neck ruffle. The pattern was only available in South Africa about 6 months later so I made this dress for my oldest friend’s wedding in March and have since worn it to another wedding, and hope to wear it again soon! I must be honest – the fit of this pattern really gave my grief – I just don’t find Simplicity’s patterns fit me well?! and I hate that so often the necklines and arms don’t have proper facings but rather bias strips :-( I had to take the shoulders up on the top, cut the armhole’s lower, the neck was a bit wide and the waist was way too small if I’d cut it to my size!? I am very happy with how it turned out after all that (at times painful) effort, I think this pattern is a real winner other than the fitting issues… I’m not a huge fan of altering and get impatient! so here’s hoping many more wedding bells ring so I get to dance in my electric blue dress.
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