Added Aug 9, 2011
I was asked to be the matron of honour in my best friend’s wedding, so of course I said YES!!!
I used Simplicity 2250 (aka the ubiquitous Cynthia Rowley pattern that everyone and their dog has made up at some point). Originally I had planned to make the Love In The Afternoon dress from Twinkle Sews. Buuuuut after printing out a size 4 (based on my normal bust size) and making up a wearable muslin, I realized that my sweater-puppies have grown too much due to le bebe and there’s no way I can fit the dress until next summer (at least). I really liked the special touches on the Twinkle by Wenlan dress, so I copied the embroidery technique on the straps of the Cynthia Rowley dress. I meant to add yellow buttons to the straps on the back of the dress and to gather the bustline a bit more (as specified in the pattern) but literally ran out of time. Between working 2 jobs and just having a little bit of a life, it’s really hard to find time to sew! Especially under tight deadlines!
I also made the best man’s tie out of the same fabric as my dress and had to hand-sew the whole bloody thing. Worst. Ever.
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