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It’s Wedding Season – Time to Sew Another Dress

It has been my goal to update the blog once a week.  Unfortunately, a combination of changes at work, vacations, and the general busyness of the summer has kept me from blogging for over a month now!  So I have a lot a catching up to do – please bear with me.

Back in May, wedding season started for us, and I wasn’t really crazy about any of the more affordable dresses out there on the market.  So of course, I decided to make myself a little something to wear to weddings this summer.

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I’ve been loving the open back, cut out look so that’s what I did.  It’s not perfect though.  I’m thinking of dying it a brighter mint color, and I’ll probably cut out the tulle ruffle for the next wedding I attend (to make it more minimal).  I think the skirt could have been slightly less full too.  But over all, it’s a perfectly cute dress!

Here’s a quick summary of my process.

I didn’t have any draping tape so I just outlined my shape by pinning whatever ribbon I had lying around.

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It's Wedding Season - Time to Sew Another Dress - << joeandcheryl.com >>

Next I created a pattern using muslin. 3/8 inch seam allowance.

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Then I cut my fabric.

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For the bodice, I wanted a very stiff, crisp, tailored look so I backed all of my fabric with a heavy fusible interfacing.

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Now I sewed the bodice and the bodice lining separately.

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Then I sewed both pieces together for a nice clean edge.

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But I was dumb.  I didn’t properly measure the straps and made them too short.  I had to sew in an extra ugly little segment.  Like they say, measure twice, cut (and sew) once. Oops!

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Here’s the back.  It closes with a hook and eye closure, but at this point I’ve only sewn in the eyes (and just the top hook).  I wanted the attachment loops hidden into the seam. I also tacked padded bra cups into the lining of the bust. You’ll get a glimpse of them in a later picture.

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At this point the bodice is done, so I attached the skirt which is basically just a rectangle that is shirred at the top (no interfacing on this part).

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It's Wedding Season - Time to Sew Another Dress - << joeandcheryl.com >>

Next I created the lining for the skirt with a nice full tulle ruffle.

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Now for the finishing touches.  The zipper can be added since the lining is in.  Notice the bra cups behind the lining of the pic below.

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It's Wedding Season - Time to Sew Another Dress - << joeandcheryl.com >>

And finally I sewed in the last hooks and eyes

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It's Wedding Season - Time to Sew Another Dress - << joeandcheryl.com >>

It's Wedding Season - Time to Sew Another Dress - << joeandcheryl.com >>

And here’s the finished dress again.  I’ll try to post pics after I dye it and cut out the tulle.

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It's Wedding Season - Time to Sew Another Dress - << joeandcheryl.com >>

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