A half-lace dress and my bridal shower!
Gathering Breeze dress. So pretty. Love the lace bodice and lightweight skirt. It's actually modal, easier to care for than some of the silk dresses Anthro has, I bet! The bodice is a nice cotton lace (hard to find at JoAnn or other regular fabric stores).
I was so inspired by this dress that while I was thinking about what to wear to my bridal shower (my maid of honor planned it all, but I knew the color scheme was white, green, and pink!), I really wanted something like it myself.
Lucky me, I was at my mom's house where she had some beautiful 100% cotton lace from Home Sew, a mail order discount supplier she uses for her business. She also had some pretty pink stretch stuff for the skirt!
I used my old fave pattern for the bodice and only one panel of the extra-wide skirt fabric. I didn't go for the corset/bustier style on the bodice--it seemed too lingerie-like (and it's harder and I don't have an exact pattern).
I made the dress in two or three hours. It was fun and fast! And I really love it.
And it was perfect for the pretty tea party-themed shower my bridesmaids threw me! See the pretty table...
Robin, on the right, organized the shower and it was at Shauna's house (she's on the left). I was so touched by everything they did!
Robin even made a "Congratulations Suzannah" banner out of paper doilies!
I felt cute and had fun in the dress for the whole party. It even went with the gifts and games!
Ha ha! It was a very fun shower and I loved the girly pink and lace of the dress with the tea party theme.