A lot of fun AND a great opportunity for Stash Couture Styling!!!
For the wedding, a MOG dress in a border print silk chiffon, lined with silk dupioni. The jacket is the same dupioni, self-lined. All fabrics from The Stash!
The jacket is Vogue 7693, a design that includes all the elements this MOG requires in formal wedding attire: Timeless, elegant, sophisticated, NOT matronly or “age-appropriate”, and most importantly – comfortable.
The jacket is a Very Easy/Very Vogue. Experience has taught the “Very Easy” can be misleading, but in this case, it was true.
The jacket body was lengthened two inches. The dupioni was interlined in quilting cotton. The portrait collar is stunning!
The bodice of the dress is Butterick 5982, sleeveless and V-neck. Love the Cup-Sized Patterns!!!
The skirt is self-drafted (translation: pleated rectangles to accommodate the border print!)
The colors of the bridesmaid’s dresses are a very muted pink (MOH) and grey.
This silk border print has a bit of the pink and a grey ground. It also has a bit of green, yellow, brown and rust – all very muted.
This fabric has been in The Stash so long I cannot remember even what decade I purchased it in! But it is perfect for this wedding!
Sewing with the silk chiffon was not as easy as with the dupioni. Spray starch was used to add sufficient structure to be able to pleat the skirt. Matching the print at the center back zipper was a challenge – one side was 1″ longer than the other!!!
Total Costs: Less than $20!
- Dress: $10 for bodice pattern ($2), zipper ($4) and spray starch!
- Jacket: $9.50 for pattern ($5) and pin ($4.50).