Kate's getting married, and I get to stand up with her. This is cool. I'm really looking forward to it. Less so the part where I "get" to do that pesky toast, but we'll get through it! Being far from a "Bridezilla," Kate has given us a lot of leeway in what we wear. Sort of different, but similar theme going on. Short sleeves, black, A-line dresses. Tea length. I headed to the fabric store, rather than to a department store because the idea of shopping for something like that gave me a stomach ache. But I can sew, so I don't have to shop. Yay!
This is the pattern I selected. It's obviously got to be shortened some. My dress will look a lot like the black one, though I'll likely be following the red dress's pattern more closely. I like this dress well enough that when the wedding is over I'll probably use this pattern again (with still more alterations) to make a new temple dress.
Nothing is ever easy, and this dress is no exception to that rule: I am still larger than the sizes give in the package. Burda Style to the rescue! They have instructions for increasing the size of a pattern. I'll be having a practice run at it with some clearance fabric that I bought. And if I decide that I need it, Sew Mama Sew has full bust adjustment instructions. I think that, while challenging, this will be a do-able project!