This past weekend, my husband and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary! It reminded me that I never blogged about the dress I made for our 10th anniversary a couple years ago. We had a special mass in French and marriage blessing, and it was the first time in about 5 years at the time that we were able to visit family in France, where we got married. It was a special year! It was also while I was still finding my way around using patterns to make dresses, and I wanted to make a special dress for the occasion.
I settled on Vogue 1172. I was in love with the massive skirt, complete with godets!
And I unfolded it, and it kept unfolding and unfolding, like magic! I was amazed at how compact the fabric was. It had a gorgeous sheen, and it was so incredibly light, and yet strong. Clearly this was my first time working with 100% real silk.
It went together fairly easily, this might have been my first Vogue pattern? I was a little intimidated, but it was not as difficult as I expected!
It was also one of my first hand picked zippers.
I completed the dress itself....
...but I wanted to add a little bit of tone on tone pink in the form of a big sash!
This was also one of my first waist stays, I was very proud of it! Here it is in action, making that zip super easy to close.
I was very proud of my fluffy pink cloud of a dress on the day of our celebration!
|Big Pink Bow, YES!|
The following year, I pulled out my dress again for a gala we planned to attend. I still had a bit of the fabric left, and the only part I wasn't completely satisfied with on the dress was the neckline and sleeve, I just didn't think it was the most flattering on me. So I decided to make a little cropped jacket to go with it. I used McCalls 5006, and was really pleased with the outcome!
I lined the jacket with the same darker pink I used for the sash, and covered the button with it as well.
I really loved the combo of the dress and jacket!
The hat I got for Easter one year, doesn't it go well with the dress? I love it...
Since it had been a while since my first pics (which were with my phone!) I thought I'd snap a few without the jacket as well. You'll note I tied the sash in front this time, it's nice having some versatility. :-)
I did have a pair of petticoats on this time! One of them is new, I'll be blogging about it soon...here's a sneak peak. :-)
I still get excited when I see this dress, I adore the color, the fabric, and the giant swishy skirt. It was certainly a success, and really helped me along with gaining confidence in my sewing skills, especially using a (Vogue!) pattern.