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.