Work in progress: Silk party dress
My cousin is getting married late next month in sunny Florida, so I need something formal and tropical-appropriate but not summery. I have been playing around with options, and I have a couple other dresses in mind that I have fabric for but have never needed to make, so you may see some more choices coming up. This dress may be a little too playful and girly for a formal wedding... we'll see.
For this one, I really got to be a designer... I used a standby pattern (McCall's M5489) as a base and added my own design:
Think of me as a mannequin (sorry, I don't look good enough today for my face to go with a party dress!) ;)
What else does the dress need? I like the idea of some self-fabric flowers or poufs, like some of the wedding dresses I've been researching have, but I also could just keep it simple (it's already showy since it's HOT PINK) and go with a matching grosgrain belt or a self-fabric bias belt (I have plenty of the chiffon left over). And of course, I will need darling peeptoe pumps and cute jewelry with it!!
Here's some formal dress faves of mine in the same flavor as my new pink number: