Saturday, March 31

The Bridesmaids

So the bridesmaids dresses have been approved!! And I met my first wedding sewing deadline..

My sis has three Bridesmaids (BM), littlest sis + 2 girlfriends; and two Maids of Honor (MOH), me and the BFF. We are all wearing different dresses, handpicked by the bride. The lineup is stunning!

The BMs are wearing blush colors and us MOH's are wearing champagne gold. I *think* we are all wearing gold shoes-of our choice, and matching brooches. I CANT WAIT TO GO SHOE SHOPPING!!!!!! ok, lemme calm down...

Sis wanted to purchase convertible dresses for me and BFF from an Etsy vendor. Unfortunately, the vendor discontinued her chosen color so I offered to make them. We literally found the fabric on a fluke. G Street Fabrics turned out to be a bust so we were going to order online. I wanted to stop by a local Hancock Fabrics that was closing and stumbled upon this perfect match color for about $4/yard! So 2 bridal dresses for $40 and elbow grease. Let's say it together: SCORE!!!

I used pattern McCall's 6353. It turned out to be a decent pattern to work with. I was annoyed at having to cut the extra long ties on the floor, but in the end they are perfect and not bulky at all.

I am using what I consider medium-weight poly-Spandex knit. Like 10 yards of it had some weight! It has a lot of crosswise stretch and very little lengthwise stretch.  My only issues with the pattern is that there are ZERO finished measurements for bust-waist-hip and the ties are the same length in all sizes!!! (I made a 14 and a 24 and the ties are the exact same length, only difference is the width.) I didn't realize it would make a (small but noticeable) difference until we tried them on. It's still stunning on her and fits great, I just wish there was a bit more hang for the larger sized tie. Um, derr, McCall's...

Yes that's a wig... Let's focus on the dress!
My MOH dress back... I feel like a peanut head in this dress.  Bwahhahaaahahah! I will probably wear a big flower in my hair to balance me out.
My sister didn't approve my Kardashian style weave idea, lol.
BFF-MOH dress front... I will say this dress is flattering on all sizes!
BFF-MOH dress back view...
We're not 100% sure how we want to tie them yet, but she liked the one shoulder look on her. It was really cute!

I would like to wear mine another way since all of the other BM's have different dresses (theirs were purchased in various places).
Here's me in my new hat wig. I've only worn it once, just for fun.
Not sure if I can make it a regular thing, gotta get used to it, lol.


Wedding dress update next post...

9 comments:

Sheila said...

The Bm dress is gorgeous... lovely color choice. The wig fits you perfectly.

stillpatrice said...

Gorgeous! Love the color

Candice said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous,Gorgeous! And you are rockin' that hair gurrrrl lol! Love it...

GodsgirlT said...

How exciting is this! Looks like your efforts are coming together quite nicely. I love the drape of the dress and what a great idea to use the same dress multiple ways. Brilliant! Love the hair by the way!

Carol said...

LOL! I was looking at the wig!! LOL!! Nice work on the dress!

Victoria said...

Great Brides maid dress pick! The color and style are so pretty. BTW, loving the wig/hairstyle. It suits you well:)

Dreek♥ said...

really cute color of that convertible!! i'm getting married in october and my 8 bridemaids will also wear convertibles that we purchased from Ashley Stewart! And I love your new hair!!

Adrienne said...

Gorgeous!

flyTie Clothing said...

hey!!!


really pretty! sexy and classy style.

i think you're the bomb in the wig. very 80s-ish, teehee!

but wait...did you cut your hair, or can your locs fit under the wig? things like this always confue me, lol!

off to research...