Added Oct 21, 2011
Wow, it’s been ages since I shared a project. But I got round to it finally :-)
This is a dress I made for my best friend’s wedding this summer. This was also my very first time as a MOH ;-) and I took my maid of honour duties very seriously!
My friend gave me free reins with regard to the dress and of course I had to use a print.
When I was making the dress, I also wanted it to be wearable for other occasions. I’ve worn it a couple of times now with a slouchy sweater and a blazer and some heavy boots and I think it works quite well :-)
The fabric is some kind of polyester blend (all I could afford at the time), but it feels surprisingly soft and lux. I used my trusted bodice block to make a pattern for the bodice. To make sure I wouldn’t expose myself to the wedding party I inserted some nude mesh to hold everything in place. I also sewed some padded bra pad things to the lining, so I didn’t have to wear a bra. Genius those things!!
The skirt is just two large half circles sewn together at the side and t voila :-)
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