A tropical wedding in a beautiful island setting.
The bride was breath-taking. The groom handsome.
So much planning! Bride’s dress. Fittings. Bridesmaids dresses and groomsmen attire. Flowers. Cake. Dinner. Seating. Imitating impossible Pinterest pictures. And the logistics of transporting everything and everyone to the Caribbean.
Somewhere near the bottom of the priority list, was a dress for the Mother of the Bride. Somewhere, almost impossible to find, was the time to sew a dress for the Mother of the Bride.
Simple seemed best. Silk was a must in the heat and humidity – which also dictated the pattern should be sleeveless and above knee-length.
The Stash contained 4 yards of raspberry silk dupioni (which matched the deep pink in the bouquets perfectly!)
McCalls 6953, a cup-sized pattern, had the simple lines I was looking for and been used to make this dress.
The dress bodice was interlined and lined in the same silk. The skirt was interlined in a pink quilting cotton.
To ensure the pleats remained crisp in the Caribbean humidity, the inside folds were top-stitched through the interlining.
The back neckline was cut into a moderate V – allowing for additional “ventilation” in the heat.
The wedding was beautiful. The reception fun. The dress (and the Mother of the Bride) danced the night away!
(and the shoes – Ferragamo print silk slides!)
Gorgeous. I love the colour. The fist photo is really beautiful. I have some silk dupioni in ivory but you’ve given me an idea to dye it.
I have a question about one of your older posts, the one on huck towels. I know it’s an older post, but I just found it and am wondering, do you know where to get huck toweling? Thanks for your help! Katherine
I actually get that question a lot. I have found Huck Toweling at a few fabric stores, including JoAnn’s. But it varies from store to store. It is also available online at a number of fabric stores, from etsy sellers and from online auctions. Some sell entire 20 yard bolts!
Just google “huck toweling yard” and several options should return.
Gorgeous dresses. Looks like a magical place to have a wedding. Wishing the newlyweds a life filled with joy.
All very beautiful.
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