This was meant to be wearable, but oh it’s not.
I’m trying out potential patterns for a wedding dress for my daughter.
I think this Vogue 8150 is a lovely pattern. Maybe I can use the pattern for a mother-of-the bride dress.
All that ruching, should have been beautiful and soft but insead it’s stiff and adds bulk to the waist just where it’s not needed. I did learn something from this muslin. You really need to make a muslin in as similar as possible fabric to what you have in mind for the finished dress. The fabric I used is a not so lovely poly-taffeta.
It’s the ruching that let this muslin down. It really needs to be made from a chiffon or georgette, then in theory it won’t look so puffy. Maybe I can salvage the skirt for something……….??
After looking at possible muslin fabric that was more like the silk I have in mind for the real deal, it was going to cost nearly as much as the real deal. Sooooo I bought the real stuff and launched in…
At least I
think hope I’ve worked out the Vogue sizing. We’ve also worked out from this muslin, and from visiting a bridal shop or two, that what we want is:
- close-fitting though the waist
- something that enables a bra with shoulder straps to be worn
- ruching nice, but not essential.
This time with Vogue 8997. I’m going to attempt the ruching from Vogue 8150 on the fitted bodice of 8997. Am I crazy? Any tips before I try this………………?Perhaps if it all goes horribly wrong I’ll be able to cut it off at the knees and dye it………………..pink, green, anything but white.
Cutting out the silk crepe/satin and silk georgette…..yikes
Wish me luck…….