A summer wedding guest dress

I have a few summer weddings to attend this year, so wouldn’t it be lovely to make a dress to wear for the occasions?

Here are some dress patterns that seem promising:

Indie pattern round up:

  • Sewaholic’s Cambie Dress: $13.98
  • Another Colette Hazel, which is a pattern I already own but originally cost $14.
  • By Hand London’s Georgia, $13.91
  • Victory Pattern’s Ava about $10

But what if I dipped a toe in the Big Four pool?

  • Butterick’s charmingly named “B6086
  • McCall’s likewise charmingly named “M6924
  • Simplicity’s “1873
  • V1241: $30 (! – is it made of gold?)

Side note: I was disappointed but not surprised that Ruffles and Lace is a section for kids at McCall’s, not for adults. But McCall’s is redeemed by this delightful tumblr mocking the vintage pattern artwork.

Or I could go nuts and do a two piece. At least 50% of the brides I’ll be hanging out with this summer won’t be shocked.

Here are some fabric ideas that I’m super excited about. I’m going for summery because this is a dress for an August and September wedding.

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  1. Montgomery Stretch Bottom Weight Floral – $12.99/yard
  2. Riley Blake Large Gingham Cotton – $10.99/yard
  3. Pastel Pink Tropical Pineapple Hibiscus Rayon Challis – $5.50/yard

It’s nice to see all the options laid out so I can compare similar cuts and styles. Now I just need to make up my mind!


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