Are you ready to see my reconstructed bridesmaid dress? Are you sure? Alright here it is (I’m so excited to share it I can’t wait until the morning to post)!
After working feverishly, I’m getting very close to being done with this dress. I pinned the bodice on Taylor to get a feel for how it’s fitting and found that it was very ‘loose’. No doubt this is because it’s a sun dress and made to have a bit more ease. In an effort to get the look I want, I’m taking 5/8″ off on each side. The skirt portion of the dress has been assembled and since the top layer of material is so sheer, I’ve done French seams all around. Here’s what I have so far:
Now back to work – the wedding is in just a few days!
Normally when I sew, I try to take the attitude, “There is always more fabric”. I know that even if a project doesn’t work out, I can (generally) either buy more of that particular material (or I bought plenty to begin with) or that something fabulous will eventually come along that I will fall in love with to replace the sacrificed fabric! But in the case of Simplicity 4255 I feel I only have one shot to get this one right and it’s making me feel a bit nervous.
Next Friday, my brother-in-law is getting married. His fiancee called the other night to let me know that they no longer needed a candle lighter (they’ve been supplied with electric candles), but would like Taylor to be a Jr. Bridesmaid instead. I know the hopes of finding a dress in the right color is going to be next to impossible (or even in red), but as luck would have it, I had a NEW bridesmaid’s dress (it was never worn as the wedding was canceled) in the exact colors as hers!