Added Jan 3, 2013
The invite may say ‘optional,’ but opting for high glamour has always won out. When that really ritzy gala or wedding comes your way, you’ll do well to slip into this chic dress that offers all the classic elements of elegance. To top it off, a rhinestone-buckle belt keeps you dazzling as the toasts mount and the sweets disappear.
I made this dress for my daughters wedding rehearsal and dinner. The style is retro 60’s and made from a ivory woven raw silk, which meant it had to be totally lined to avoid those embarrassing see through moments. Luckily I had an vintage belt buckle in my supplies and was able to make the belt using it. Over all it was a fairly easy dress to fit, at least easier than some others.
This will be a series of items made for the wedding on Dec. 15, 2012 and there will be a free tutorial sometime during the series so check back often to see when it’s posted.
Woven Raw Silk in Ivory, Cotton lining, rhinestone belt buckle. Based from Vintage Vogue pattern 5132.
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