Sister of the bride dress

As soon as my sister told me that she would get married in late April, I had the wonderful idea of sewing the dress for me, the trousers and bow ties for my children and, why not, the ring bearer pillow for the bride.

The idea is only theoretically great, because I have so little time, working full-time at the office and growing up two children, that in an instant can become a nightmare.

However, a month ago I bought a beautiful turquoise lace fabric and matching crepe fabric to interline it, and chose the sewing pattern no. 108 from September 2012 Burdastyle magazine, I had spotted since the release of the issue and knew that sooner or later I will be realizing.

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It is a simple knee-length dress with darts on the sides and short sleeves. I think that with the right accessories: a clutch and slingback medium heels pumps can be a very chic outfits that will not look “homemade”, effect that I really want to avoid.

The dress is very simple and classic, with a vaguely retro style. I am thinking to complete it with a simple shrug, made by cutting a rectangle of remaining lace (unlined) and sewing two tubes at the long side edges as sleeves, and making a lace clutch lined with the crepe fabric. Given the particular color of the fabrics, for the shoes I was thinking of looking for nude pumps.

So far, I sewed a muslim to test the pattern and see if any changes are needed. It is pretty good, I only had to shorten it to 5 cm. and tighten a little the back at the waist level, changes I’ve already transferred on the pattern and then with bated breath I cut both fabrics.

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will I manage to finish in time? We’ll find out in the next episode!