Last week my best friend Ida married Gaby, the love of her life. It was such a beautiful wedding, full of love. I got the big honor to be Ida’s witness which made it extra special for me. I also made the pink bow ties for their two little bridesmaids, their dogs Lily and Tinos! There were a lot of happy tears and lovely speeches.
And a dress! I felt like I needed to wear something special for the day, and when I found this insanely gorgeous fabric over at Blackbird Fabrics, I decided to splash out on postage. And here is the result.
Since the fabric was so beautiful on it’s own, I wanted the dress design to be relatively simple, hence my choosing the Saltspring, which is quite a casual dress. It was a lovely pattern to work with, and I only stumbled when I got to the zipper at the back. The rayon fabric was really fiddly, and I found some of the instruction a bit vague. But I got there in the end. It doesn’t look perfect, but hey ho! I’ve realised that I’m not a huge fan of spaghetti straps – I think a more sporty look with wider straps suits me better.
As you can tell I made the straps ‘normal’ adjustable ones, instead of the ones you tie in a bow. I also added 0.5″ to the bodice, and 2″ to the skirt. Other than that, I didn’t have to make any grading or pattern changes, I was a straight size 10 which was niiiiice. For once.
All in all, am pretty darn pleased! And it was a smashing wedding. Next up on the agenda is a bunch of upcycling for me. And OMG how distracted I have been over the past few days by Miss Matatabi on Etsy. I see some Nani Iro in my near future people…