I’ve been invited to a Wedding Reception on 1st June and I had an idea. I’d like to make my whole outfit! I was thinking a simple classic fit n flare kinda dress something which could be worn for work etc afterwards but that I could jazz it up with accessories, making my own belt, clutch bag, fascinator and if necessary some sort of shawl/bolero jacket/cover-up thingy! What do you think? Ideally I would like to draft the pattern myself but at the moment I thinking of something like a Colette Peony, Sewaholic Cambie or a Burda 101.
I was thinking I’d make the dress in a solid colour and then accessorize in a contrast fabric, or maybe a floral. At the moment I’ve got lots of options going round in my head, I’ve got a few months to do it so there's plenty of time to get it right and I know I’m not the Bride and I’m not making anything amazing like the Brides dress like Zoe but I want this to be a good learning project especially as I want to develop my drafting skills and now I have a direction to work in. So I’ll be dipping in and out of this from time to time over the next few months. So much so that I made myself a badge!!
So the plan is
- draft my personal foundation pattern like I’ve been talking about foreva
- Try out different options for design aspect, neckline, sleeves, skirt etc
- Make a decision
- Choose fabrics
- Make Dress
- Make Fascinator
- Make bag
- Enjoy the wedding!
So I’ll be asking your advice at various times over the next few months with this project!