My lovely daughter Ally married recently and chose this Alexander McQueen dress for her courthouse wedding:
It’s a wonderful dress, yes, but look at that neckline! We had to do something about that, because Ally has a full bust. And since she’s not tall like this model, we had to shorten the skirt.
Do you want to see what we did? And do you want to see some wedding photos? Then read on!
In the last post I shared my excitement over meeting Amy Butler at the Spring Quilt Market in Kansas City. Well, guess what. I also met Anna Maria Horner! I’ve been reading her blog and buying her beautiful fabrics for years. She is a super-talented artist and designer, and she does all kinds of sewing too aside from being mother to 6. She really is all that!
So when I met her it was gush, gush, gush. But first let’s look at her booth. I have my own pics — thanks, Mom (my photographer) — but you should also check out her blog post about it.
The booth showcased her latest line called Field Study.
I have been overusing that line, but it’s fun and it has been the inspiration for an exotic look (exotic for me, that is). If you’re familiar with Amy Butler’s designs, you instantly know that the fabric is Kasbah from her Lark line in the persimmon colorway. And if you’re familiar with BurdaStyle, you probably recognize this dress as a Heidi.
(Note: The dress has been machine-washed delicate cycle and dried hanging. I then pressed it, but it was wearable without pressing.)
I love everything about the voiles in my shop. I could play all day with them.
So this morning while doodling around in my vintage pattern shop, I was looking at some cute vintage styles that I thought would be perfect for sewing with voile.
Let’s see what you think. (Click on the images to go to the shop listings.)
Simplicity 6271, dated 1974.