Monday, March 26, 2018
Fancy dress for mother of the bride - Lekala 4287 in sparkling brocade
Then we went fabric shopping. We choose on fabric together but I think that would be difficult to work with and would not go with most of the designs I was considering. Then I bought a new set of really, really expensive fabrics by myself. And we both loved them...But then we started to actually go to a pattern and make a mock up and we felt in love with one of the Lekala designs and my fabrics would not work with this design... But we decided that Lekala 4287 is going to be out bodice:
And for the skirt I had a few samples of long circles from the wedding dress and deiced a 3/4 circle will look best on this silhouette. I wanted a even fuller skirt but I was voted out by everyone else....
But then the fabrics I have picked up would not work with this collar and didn't had enough for this skirt so back to fabric shopping... I was on my own again and and I was let to decide the fabric and this time that I knew the design I also knew what qualities I wanted in my fabric : stable enough to work for collar, flowing enough for a long circle skirt... easy right :))). I was lost for a while but when I found think thin teal brocade with tasteful sparkle I was sold.
I skipped the back seam for the bodice and moved the zipper to the side as I thought it will be more discreet there.