Oh this dress. Sooo it was originally supposed to be a wedding dress for my little sister, and she loved it, but tried on a few dresses for fun and fell in love with something else. Most important to me is that she felt 100% confident in her dress, so I’m happy she found something she LOVES.
Luckily, we are the same size! So my back up plan was to make it into a dress for me. My birthday and Easter are just one week apart this year, so it seemed like a perfect excuse to keep it for myself. I had only finished the bodice, so it was easy to change the whole look with a shorter gathered skirt, no train, and whatever sleeve I wanted.
I used a basic bodice pattern and drafted it into a princess seam front and back bodice. The bodice is three layers, lace overlay and silk, and a silk lining. The skirt is a simple gathered skirt, triple layered as well. For the sleeves, I added a simple bell sleeve. The back is closed off with an invisible zipper. It’s a simple dress, but the lace overlay really adds something special to it.
I’ve never made anything with a lace overlay before, and it wasn’t too complicated. I just basted the two layers (silk and lace) together around the edges, and it worked out great. Knowing it was supposed to be a wedding dress makes me feel really special when I wear it too. 😉
Happy Spring Everyone!!