Sunday, 9 August 2015

What to wear for a summer wedding | DIY


It's definitely wedding season, which means Facebook is full of beautiful wedding photos; your friends are busy every weekend at weddings and you're waiting for your next invite!


So when I was invited to my old housemate's wedding last year, I needed a new dress. Ironically, she's the person I'd always go to, to borrow a beautiful dress, but I couldn't really do that for her own wedding.

My Grandma gave me a stash of her old skirts and one of them was absolutely perfect to wear for a summer wedding. So I completely refashioned it.

You'll recognise the fabric from my Simplicity Bloggers Challenge (it's the same but pink) and it's a great polyester to work with.

The skirt was a full length circle skirt with an elasticated waist. Oh my, I had fun hacking it all apart!

I used the same self-drafted pattern as my animal print dress and my tribal print dress as I thought a straight, shift silhouette would be the most flattering for a summer wedding dress.
Because the fabric had no stretch in it at all, I made a small waist dart to cinch it in slightly.

Unfortunately there's no photos of the process of making this dress but voila! Here's the finished thing.



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