The one-year anniversary... dress!
Yes, extremely belated one-year anniversary pics. We got married last August but wanted to do an anniversary session in the new house, which we were supposed to move into this June. It wasn't done till late August, though, and then we had to decorate... so we did our belated one-year anniversary session at the beginning of this month. Better late that never! We love our wedding photographer so much, we definitely wanted to bring her back for these pics which we'll use on Christmas cards etc. and frame around the house. Currently all the photos we have hanging are wedding pics!
The wedding dress I made myself was pale silvery grey, peachy pink, and ivory, but I wanted to do a different bridal look for our shoot... inspired by pretty white lace dresses, in a short '60's shift shape.
So pretty! Of course one hard thing about making a lace dress is finding the fabric. The cheap lace fabrics at JoAnn or whatever are scratchy. But, lucky, lucky me, my mom had ordered a whole bolt of this beautiful cotton/nylon blend lace from one of her wholesale sources, and she was happy to give me a yard and a half or two for this little dress. She even gave me a nice cotton/spandex satin to use for the lining, which, on a sheer dress, will show--this one was the perfect color! (Tips for sewing on lace on Sewing Circle if you're curious).
I used a basic sheath dress pattern I had and cut the scoop neck out. I decided I wanted a little more skin to show than the crew neck of the pattern, since I'm not very curvy and a straight sheath dress could take away all my curves if I'm not careful. This one has small bust darts, but still. I used the sleeves from another pattern for the little half sleeves.
I threw this together in about two hours and, of course, was finishing it the morning of the photo shoot. Ooops. We've all been there, right? ;)
So, I wore it for the photos (will share soon, I'm sure!!) but I may get another chance to wear this sometime soon. Perfect timing, last week I saw Nicole Balch of Making it Lovely shared how to make a pale lace dress work for fall. Imagine, red tights, brown belt, brown glasses... cute cute cute!! What do you say, would you wear white lace after Labor Day? ;)