In the Fall, Lindsey asked if I would design and make her wedding dress and bridesmaids’ dresses. In February, we met for a day of brainstorming, going over patterns, sketching a design, and of course, fabric shopping!
We chose a design made up of a few different elements taken from a handful of patterns. We picked a skirt from one pattern, a bodice from another, an underskirt from another, and of course I had to include my favorite corset pattern.
|Skirt Front pattern|
|Underskirt and Back of dress|
We had a general idea of what colours and fabrics we wanted, and we had pretty good luck finding all the components of the wedding gown at one store. We chose a green peau de soie satin for the underskirt, and the most gorgeous lace for the overlay for the green skirt, as well as the overlay for the bodice pieces, and cap sleeves. Lindsey fell in love with a delicate ivory silk satin for the overdress.
|Lindsey in front of the wall of lace at the fabric store|
|Silk satin, lace, and green satin|
The bridesmaids will be wearing simple knee-length skirts and stretchy tops, each of a different design. We found a sumptuous drapey lineney/rayoney fabric for the skirts. It’s my personal favorite out of the bunch. It feels like butter, and I can’t wait to sew with it! At the end of the day, we made our final lucky strike and found some gorgeous ivory stretch satin for the tops.
|Skirt fabric. Look at that texture!|
|Stretch satin on the left, skirt fabric on the right|
|Skirt fabric with green ribbon|
We also bought some darker green ribbon and a few different sizes of green beads to add embellishment to both Lindsey’s dress and the bridesmaids’ skirts.
|Assortment of beads|