As I mentioned in my last post about making my sister’s wedding dress, I also made my dress for the wedding! My sister didn’t go the traditional bridesmaid route. Instead, she put together a color palette collage and had me and her close friends choose dresses based on that.
The dresses could be any style we wanted, as long as they matched the color palette.
I was a little mentally exhausted after finishing the wedding gown, and I knew I wasn’t going to have much time, so I decided to modify one of my existing patterns to make myself a simple silk tunic. It was very loose fitting, with a v-neck and wide kimono sleeves.
I did a few rounds of test swatches:
Until I found the right shade:
I shibori dyed the silk for my dress and I did a simple folded square pattern:
I ended up really loving this dress! I plan on wearing it again, probably over jeans, with wooden platform sandals, when it gets warmer:)