Added Sep 1, 2010
City, United States
My boyfriend and I decided to get married spur of the moment because he found out he is deploying soon. Since there was no time for shopping around, I decided to make a simple dress – no pattern needed – for the ceremony. We’re both from western Michigan, but living in California, and I found this great Micheal Miller lilac fabric which reminded me of our beloved Michigan. I made a simple half circle skirt and a psuedo princess seamed bodice, which I smocked in the back for the perfect fit, without the need for a zipper or straps. I had a picture of it on Facebook, and an aunt asked if the material was an old tablecloth! So, to break up the pattern a bit, and to reduce any confusion with Grandma’s upholstry, I made a white sash. I think it came out quite nice and certainly seems elegant enough to wear alongside my husband’s dress blues. I also made the lily in my hair, just a fake flower that I hot glued to a hair clip. The whole outfit maybe cost me about $40… and I’m over estimating. Doesn’t my new husband look handsome in his uniform?
Micheal Miller Flower Fairies in Lilac (cotton)
cheap $1 a yard tule
White cotton broadcloth
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Sewing & Techniques
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our wrapped and pleated mini skirt
Check out the debut of this lovely designer style pattern with angular pleats
Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 1
Dreamy dresses, floral prints, and cute spring tops.
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