The summer of 2015 was one of wedding preparations in our house, anticipating our daughter Kristen's August wedding to her fiance Brett. Knowing that making a wedding dress was far outside of my skills set, I offered to make Kristen's rehearsal dinner dress....and she agreed! What fun for the Mother-of-the-Bride!
I chose four different dress patterns that I thought might work with the Bride's wishes, and she liked McCall's 6741, View B. There is a lot to like about this design: it's a contemporary silhouette, it's lined....and it has pockets!
Using an ivory ponte as the base fabric, I found this lovely lace from JoAnn Fabrics in my stash to place as an overlay on the side panels.
We both loved the fit and flare:
A big Thank you goes out to the sewing goddesses who were looking out for me, a perfect invisible zipper on the first try!
Those useful pockets are tucked into the princess seams....love that!
And I'm proud to say that the inside (Bemberg lining) looks almost as good as the outside:
It was such a fun, busy evening that I didn't take the time to snap a picture of the Bride in her dress, but
I did get one blurry shot of the happy couple. She said she loved the dress and felt comfortable all evening....just what I was hoping for!
Next up:...... sewing for the little Flower Girl!