Post # 1
This is the link to the Butterick pattern page. Pattern #B6582. I am going to make it myself. I am going to make it a two for one dress. View A is a slim fitted dress and View C is the same top, but it has the full 1950’s skirt. I am going to sew View A and make the skirt detachable. That way I can wear the full skirt for the ceremony and then be slinky for the reception. The bows, I am not real happy with, if I am going to add pizzaz, I am going to get a real sparkly belt for the top of the skirt. Then it will be a simple dress for the evening. Tops, 8 yards of fabric. A champange satin. This is a very simple pattern, I have made this style of dress before for a cruise. It will still cost me about $200, but I can make just what I want.
Post # 2
Jobelle: That’s beautiful! I think the bows are adorable and I’m not normally a bug fan of bows, but it seems like they could be easily omitted. I hope you post pictures of your progress! I’m not nearly talented enough to make my own dress, especially since I wanted something with ruching and a lot of structure, but I’m getting it custom made, so I know what it’s like to be excited about an idea/image in your head but not have an actual near-identical photograph of what the final result will look like. On Wednesday I finally have my hopefully final fitting, with the beading attached and everything, and I’m so excited to actually SEE my complete vision for the first time, hopefully with a perfect fit!
Post # 3
I like it! What’s the difference between View A without bows and View B?
Post # 4
Oh wow it looks beautiful. I love the idea of changing the skirts for the reception. I think the champagne color will really look great.
Post # 5
Jobelle: I think that dress will look incredible. I second the idea of you keeping us updated on your progress. I’m incredibly impressed with people who can do this kind of thing. The only thing I could do with 8 yards of fabric is wrap myself up like a mummy
Post # 6
Brilliant! I love convertible dresses and I think that will be a fantastic dress. Are you goingto keep it knee length or make it floor length? You can also dye it after the wedding and you’ll have a lovely evening gown!
Post # 7
So, you are getting married? I thought you were thinking about it? I like the pattern, I especially love it in the slim fitting image.