Monday, July 27, 2015

mother of the bride dress

My blog has been all about my daughter Jenny's wedding lately and there is a few more to come! This one is about my dress. It was a beach wedding, so I wanted something lacy and short. I had an idea of the style I wanted, but really couldn't find anything that fit that idea. I looked and looked online.

Finally, I decided to make the dress. I went to JoAnn's to look for a pattern and couldn't find a pattern in the design I wanted. 

This was the closest I could come to the style I wanted. Something to hide a few extra pounds and fairly easy to throw together. This is a Vogue pattern and it has no buttons or zippers - really super easy. I bought some crepe back satin and lace. All together, I spent $32.00. It took about 4 hours to make.

The hardest part was serging the lace. It was tough and I probably would do it differently next time. I would use better stabilizer.

I tried wax paper - it worked but....  Not quite ...

Here's the dress halfway. I made the pattern about 4 inches longer and cut down the arms to cover the little jiggle I recently picked up. 

Here's the finished product. I bought the hat and adding some finishing touches to have it match the dress.

But for $32, I got myself a nice lacy summer dress. Love love love the lace.

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