Wedding invitations are fewer and farther apart these days and so (of course) I made a dress. The pattern is a vintage one from 1969, McCalls 9758. I made up view C (not the wedding dress because that would just be weird) with the view A neckline. It was purchased a while back on Etsy and there are quite a few floating around there now (and eBay too) if it takes your fancy.
Tessuti Awards, I'd had my eye on our Phantom Black fabric and this pattern was the perfect project for it. With princess seams at the front and darts in the back, the design is very much about the fit and form so the taffeta worked perfectly to achieve both of those. There were some adjustments needed in the bodice to get a more moulded fit and that included extending the back darts and raising the waistline.
Vikki and went with her suggestion of making two dresses and joining them at the neckline.
this Burda top.
There was a bit of time and planning that happened here but it was well worth the effort. The process of making this dress was the very reason I took up classes last year and I learnt a hell of a lot about fit and modification which has always been a bit of a grey area in my sewing life. As to the style, I am very much in love with the side gathering and plan on making a similar version in far less fitted, more casual and tunic-y style for the warmer months that are hopefully not too far away, ok?