Sunday, 28 June 2015

Mother of the Groom dress

 I have been sewing like crazy. I started making a dress for my sons wedding and it looked boring and like a sack, so at the last minute, ( a week before the wedding, CRAZY) I dashed down to Tessuti's and fell in love with a silk floral fabric.  I love silk but find it difficult to sew. I took out Simplicity 2549 and decided to use this pattern.  Luckily I have started my  holidays but of course had house guests and my daughters boyfriend from Canada decided to move out here, I was pretty stressed but I was really happy how the dress turned out.
The top part is a navy lace over a plain navy that I bought at The Fabric store. The bodice is lined and the sleeves are unlined.
The bottom half of the dress is the most beautiful silk. I just fell in love with it.

I did a 2inch full bust adjustment and lengthened the bodice by a couple of inches. This meant the back was a bit long but I did need it at the front. Then I extended the pattern for the cap sleeve to create 3/4 sleeves. I didn't quite know how to do this but it turned out. I wanted to use as much of the silk as possible so I did pleats from the band under the bust. These were a huge pain but I'm glad I made that change. I also lined the lower skirt,  this gave it body. The end result made me quite proud of myself. I felt good and more importantly I felt comfortable. The lace was a pain to sew because it was corded and the silk was slippery but I love a challenge.
With my gorgeous man.

The happy couple, my handsome son and his beautiful new wife. It was a wonderful wedding so full of love and happiness.

                                                      Happy Sewing!


  1. Oh that is gorgeous! You should be very proud of yourself.

  2. Your dress is gorgeous, and you look fantastic in it. Congratulations to your son!

  3. Thank you. He couldn't wipe the smile off his face and I don't think he can still.