Monday, August 4, 2014

a ruby dress for a summer wedding

so last week it occurred to me that i had a wedding to go to and i didn't have a dress for the occasion! enter: the ruby!  i had been eyeing this pattern for it's ease, flattering fit, and i just so happened to have ordered some lovely fabrics from the miss matatabi.  two nights later, i had a new dress!

The yoke is an off white organic cotton voile.  i think it's more of a lawn than a voile though, it's not quite as silky feeling as i had thought it might be but it is still soft and lovely and i was pleased with how it worked here. i also used the voile to bias bind at the neck and arm holes and folding it all the way in to create a slightly deeper scoop and smaller straps.

i saw this fabulous eggplant double gauze cotton with the lace trim at miss matatabi and knew it would make such a sweet top or dress.  looks like she is sold out, but has it in navy.  this is the first time i have sewn with double gauze and it's a beautiful thing folks! soooo soft and comfy to wear!  please don't mind the wrinkles, these pics were taken after the wedding ceremony and on our way to the after party, and it was starting to rain!

many ladies have styled their rubies with a belt and it looks quite nice but it didn't look quite right, so to bring the dress in a bit i made some ties with the eggplant double gauze and put them right in the side seams at my natural waist line.  they bring the sides and back in just enough for my taste.

i am psyched about my new dress and am definitely planning to create a whole new wardrobe for myself with double gauze. just kidding. maybe.