Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sea of Love Dress

I first saw this dress on Pinterest and kept it on my list just in case an event should come up that I could wear it to. 



Well, Mr. D and I were invited to a wedding and I thought, oh, I've got the perfect dress inspiration.  It was too warm to wear  the long sleeve version, so my version had to be for the summer and I didn't want to wear a strapless dress, so I changed things up a little.  I looked at many patterns to try and figure out which would work best for me but in the end I went with McCall 6466 for the bodice.


 I had to do a bit of lengthening to make it work, but it worked out. The pattern I used had a midriff piece that I did not use so I actually used it to help me add length to the bodice.   I decided not to make the bodice as long as my inspiration picture because I didn't like the look with the sheer fabric, and lets face it, gravity has been working against me lately and I haven't had time to work it off. 


I used  Vogue 2902 for the skirt.




I wanted to go as vintage as possible as the vintage patterns tend to have a much fuller skirt than most of the patterns that are out there today.  The only problem I had was when I went to do my second panel of sheer fabric, the fabric that I chose was not wide enough for me to cut a second panel piece.  Hence, that is why I only have one sheer panel in the dress.  To give the skirt the voluminous full look, I made a short underskirt of tulle and netting.



To finish off the neckline and armhole areas I used bias binding.  I wasn't sure about it at first, but loved the look in the end. 


I purchased the sheer fabric from Joanns and the dress fabric is a satin fabric that picked up at Jomar.  Overall I'm very happy with how this dress turned out, and I got mad compliments at the wedding.  A good time was had by all and I was able to get my dance on.  Next up is Mr. D's matching shirt that I made. 


I think I may be in trouble here as he loved it so much he wants more of them.  I hope you all had a great weekend with lots of crafting.  I know I did as I only finished everything about 15 minutes before I had to run and get changed for the wedding.  There is nothing like working up to the last minute.

16 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

You guys are such a cute couple in your matching blue outfits!

RhondaBuss said...

Yup, you're in trouble now. He's going to get to the point that he doesn't want to buy shirts. I'm speaking from experience:) Honestly though, you still out shined your DH. A great dress!

Nanna said...

wow! now that's what you'd call a custom made dress lol! it turne dout fantastic! & looks great on you!
Helen

Aminat said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I love your dress, fabric choice and everything, and you are in trouble of course for the shirt. You both look fabulous

Cennetta said...
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Cennetta said...

Excuse me, Mrs. Peart. Did you guys just get married. You look great! Robert is never going to buy shirts again.

Sheila said...

Great dress and glad you were able to finish it before the event.

Clio said...

Oooh, Andrea, you need dainty little white gloves for this dress! It's SO lovely!

Adrienne said...

That color is gorgeous!!!

Tanya said...

What a pretty dress,you look beautiful. Great job on the Matron of Honor dress.

Lena Merrin said...

Love the design and the colour! :)

The Slapdash Sewist said...

This is lovely and you look so happy in it! I really dig the sheer skirt inset.

And now you've gone and spoiled the Mr. What were you thinking??? `-)

Myra said...

Andrea, what cute outfits! I really like what you did with your dress! (and the shirt is a very nice touch too!) Let's not forget those shoes...FABULOUS!!

couturearts said...

wow, this dress is just lovely. I had somehow missed this post. Thanks for pointing it out to me. It was great seeing you today.

Mariss said...

Oh no you DIDN'T!!!! This is amazing, I should have scrolled down first. You look gorgeous. I am beyond amazed!

Cristina muelas said...

Guapísima! El vestido precioso!

Un beso

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