Royal Wedding Sew-Along.

Who doesn’t love dressing up for a wedding. I always prefer to be overdressed than basic. Blame years of following the Brazilian’s party dress code. It’s all very exciting. For my participation I’m leading the sew-along for Simplicity 8292.

The pattern is very flattering with princess seams and an empire line. A selection of sleeves and skirts offer numerous options. I have seen some versions where the waist is dropped to a natural position which I liked a lot.

My inspirations are actually wedding dresses. I know, big faux pax trying to obfuscate the bride but since this sew along it’s just for fun, why not?  I’m not committing to actually make a wedding dress although I’m so tempted. Lace is a fabric I wish to sew more. I just don’t have an occasion. YET. Anyone fancy’s a dress up breakfast in London?

Sew along details: http://blog.mccall.com/2018/03/02/its-the-royal-wedding-sew-along/

Next week we talk about fitting. I’m still in Brazil recovering from back surgery. I won’t be sewing my project until my return in 10 days ( recovery is not always that simple. I already had my plane ticket changed once) but I will write my top tips to help you fit yourself. Don’t worry. Loads of fun content to keep you entertained.

Im part of the sew along Facebook Group and everyone is welcome to join. Even if you plan to sew a different pattern from the official list. What matters it’s that we all have beautiful new outfits. Yes, trousers aren’t traditional but I think they are very chic. May I be hinting I wish to transform this dress into a jumpsuit? You will have to keep following to find out.

 

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  1. Theresa Thompson
    March 10, 2018 / 10:41 pm

    My 13 year old daughter and I are hoping to do this. We just found out about it today and live far from any fabric store. So I think I will print out the pattern and use the muslin we have plus old “scrap” fabric if needed for fitting. Next Thursday we should be able to get the fabrics, etc. as we go into a city that day. We live on the edge of the BWCA in Minnesota, USA. which is in the woods far away. 🙂

    • March 21, 2018 / 2:40 pm

      That’s exciting. Keep me posted on Facebook. Cannot wait.

  2. LuAnne
    March 21, 2018 / 4:03 am

    I’m fairly new at sewing and have been burned by making muslin test garments first. Muslin isn’t stretchy and I found that I made the final garment too big (once for a dress, and once for pants) based on the muslin mock-up. What are your thoughts on this?

    • March 21, 2018 / 2:39 pm

      Hi LuAnne, I think you answer your own question. Looks like the fabric you are using for your toile has different characteristics than your final. Using similar fabric is very important to maintain the same adjustments.