This is one of those projects that I'm really proud of myself for doing--I took an inspiration from something and created it myself! In this case, it's the super cute bright yellow Nanette Lepore dresses the bridesmaids wear in I Love You, Man. See?
This movie came in spring of 2009, when I first noticed happy yellow becoming a total fashion color. I looooove Rashida Jones's clothes the whole movie--serious inspiration throughout--but at the end the bridesmaids are so cute in that happy yellow. I have blogged about this before! Now, yellow is a very common wedding color, I see it all the time on The Knot and Once Wed. I love it, but my fiance apparently doesn't. He's sort of random about the colors and styles he likes and doesn't like. So, I decided, not likely that I will be able to have bright yellow bridesmaid dresses (and at least two of mine are Asian--not big yellow fans). But I realized, so? I can just make a yellow dress for myself!
I took two patterns and combined them to make a very similar version, although I used a linen/cotton blend instead of what looks like a heavy silk in the movie. I used for the bodice Butterick 5319:
For the skirt, which is fairly slim with pleats at the waist, I used McCalls Easy Stich-and-Save 5686:
And it turned out really well! See?
Now, all I need is another of these lovely sunny days we've been having, and somewhere to wear it!