This is my "other people's wedding, dress"....if that makes sense. I made it for a wedding in 2009 and recently wore it to a Brazilian/German wedding in Blankanese, Hamburg. It was a beautiful wedding where many languages, namely Portuguese, German and English could be heard through out the night.
When developing garments, fabrics may dictate what I create or the pattern may be the primary source of inspiration. In this case it was the fabric. I saw it at a fabric store and instantly knew that I needed to create a dress! I decided to utilise the symmetrical pattern within the bodice and then use the floral pattern for the skirt section. The bodice is from the burdastyle pattern, heidi dress variation. I then folded the skirt section on the bodice.
I am really happy with how this dress turned out. I even like the lining that I used. I don't think you can quite see the colour of the lining, but it is a light olive green and it works perfectly with the brown's and creme's.
Photos: Michael Dooney