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Who watched the royal wedding this morning? I did – and I loved all the fashions worn by the guests as well as the beautifully simple chic style of the bride Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. Below I have recapped my favorite looks that the guests wore paired with BurdaStyle patterns so you can recreate the looks!

All wedding images via Getty Images

Royal Wedding Style

Me personally being in the Eastern time zone, I was up bright an early at 4 am to start watching the coverage with family – we worn our fascinators (who caught my live fascinator DIY yesterday on our Instagram?), set up some sweet goodies, and of course poured some bubbly! What a fabulous occasion to get together with friends and family to celebrate such a special event, and wow what a moving service. Meghan looked stunning in her signature naturally beautiful look, and it was a joy to watch. I planned on going back to sleep right afterwards, but instead seeing all the guests arrive all I could think of was the fashions and Burda patterns that could be used to sew inspired looks.

Now to my favorite looks…


Amal Clooney looked absolutely STUNNING in this yellow ensemble with matching fascinator. This look really has me loving yellow, and I may even try to sew with yellow sometime soon. Our recently released Sweetheart Neckline Dress has similar neckline tucks and silhouette – all you have to do is add a back panel cascade for a longer train.


I think I can honestly say that Pippa was my favorite look – the mint green with the floral and then the contrasting pleat inlays were just so summery and gorgeous. To make this look I would use this Reversed Pleated Dress and add a seamline along the waist to omit the bodice seams.


Meghan’s Suits co-star Abigail Leigh Spencer worn this adorable polka dot maxi dress with contrast collar and cuffs – and I loved it! The navy and white were perfectly suited (no pun intended) to the occasion, and I thought she looked casually chic. This is a look that I would wear and to make the dress I would use our Chiffon Shirt Dress and lengthen the hem to a midi length.


Serena Williams looked so happy, and nothing makes an outfit look better than a big beautiful smile! She showed up with her husband and a killer dress and hairstyle may I add. The blush pink color is so this season and all the asymmetrial pleats really flattered her athletic body. For this dress I would make this dress pattern from our fifties vintage collection then add on sleeves using our basic bodice sloper.


Princess Eugenie of York arrived in this suitable sixties look that I adored in baby blue – and as soon as I saw her in this dress I immediately thought of our BurdaEasy Panelled Dress


This squared neckline emerald green dress worn by Lady Kitty Spencer really caught my attention. I love the skirt portion with the floral details and that matching fascinator is just fabulous! To recreate this look I would used our Square Neck Dress pattern’s bodice and draft an A-line skirt to the waistline seam.

Meghan pattern

Last, but certainly not least is Meghan’s sleek bridal gown. To mimic this design I would sew up this bride dress pattern and open up the neckline more to be that beautiful off-the-shoulder style that Meghan perfectly pulled off with her hair up.

Did you like Meghan’s dress? Better than Kate’s wedding dress? Who was your favorite wedding guest look?

Happy Sewing!

Meg Healy Blog Signature


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    May 29, 2018, 08.06 PMby TeenyUK

    Well done, Meg – you’ve really nailed the pattern suggestions! For me, I just loved Meghan’s dress. It had the cut of a beautiful medieval gown, which suited Windsor perfectly. And although it was simple in its detailing, in this instance, less was most definitely more!!

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    May 28, 2018, 04.41 PMby HilaW

    I really like Kitty Spencer’s dress and Amal Clooneys’ colour choice. SOme really nice patterns here.

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