Thursday, September 25, 2014

Simplicity 2648 goes to a Wedding Shower!



My daughter (& her fiance!) was the guest of honor last weekend at a wedding shower hosted by the Groom-to-Be's family in Chicago. Of course I wanted to sew a new dress!
Color-blocking has been so popular on the fashion scene for awhile now, and I really wanted to give it a try. I used Simplicity 2648:







 which I made last year:



This time, I used a Fabric Mart black ponte, along with a cobalt blue/black plaid print also from Fabric Mart but no longer listed on their website. Since the alterations were already done, I was able to cut, pin fit to be safe, and then go right to the serger. I did make a design change, when I pinned together both the front and the center back pattern pieces at the waist seam to make one pattern piece. That way I didn't have to worry about matching the plaid.
This was one of those dream projects, where everything went as planned. So much more fun for me to sew a great fitting dress, rather than spend time shopping the mall!
My only question concerns the length.....should I have shortened the hem a little more?






Here is one of my favorite photos with the Bride-to-Be and her sister/BFF, the Maid of Honor:





Even though The Big Day is fast approaching, I'll still be spending some time sewing.

Can't wait!


6 comments:

  1. Pretty fabric & the dress looks so great on you!

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  2. The dress look perfect to my eye, length too! It's very flattering and the color is great. I need to make this one up, as I have some print and black ponte in stash. You look awesome! Best wishes to the lovely bride as well!

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  3. Dress looks lovely and great fit. The length looks just right to me but then its really down to the wearers preference

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  4. What a sharp looking dress! I love your fabric and the color blocking is fabulous. You look like a million bucks!

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  5. I love this dress on you the fabric choices are perfect. Enjoy the sewing and all the wedding details.

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  6. Dress is very flattering. Perfect length!

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