Added Jun 4, 2014
London, United K...
This is my bridesmaid dress for Sophie’s wedding. The only requirement was that it should be green. I made the same Burda pattern that I’ve now sewn 4 times. It’s just so simple that I think you can have more than one in the wardrobe. The fabric is cotton sateen which was nice and stiff, and also has a really slight glow to it. Easy to sewn, but frays like anything! I got the dress fabric from Stitches in Wanstead on the recommendation from the lovely lady there. She also found me the ribbon for the hemline, which I think makes it. The bias binding is some gold poly stuff, which was not fun to sew. Looks fine from a distance but it’s sort of papery and slippery at the same time, which made it rebel against my sewing machine. Only change to the patterns are slightly less fabric in the skirt, hemline raised just over an inch, no lining and a deeper neckline. I also used an all purpose zipper instead of an invisible one because this bodice is tight, and I needed the security.
The shoes, which are the best part of the outfit, are Irregular Choice.
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