Added Dec 8, 2010
So, my sister decided to have a wedding instead of a civil ceremony on very short notice. (That’s the quick version of a long and complicated series of events.) My mom and I put together this wedding in two weeks. My sister had planned to borrow a dress, but the only one that fit was hideous — so I sewed her dress in six hours the night before the big day. No pattern, just a vague idea based on another dress she had (which I’ve never seen up close). Pretty simple overall, mostly shaped with gathering in back and under the bust, and lots of fittings. I used wide elastic at the top and singed the hem. I’ve rarely used knits before, and never sewn for a pregnant woman before, so it was quite an adventure. :)
I used a soft jersey for the main dress and a crinkled sheer for the overdress. But don’t ask my poor, exhausted brain to remember what exactly those fabrics were. >.<
What do you think of these summery styles?
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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