As some of you know, and most of you probably do not, we got married about a month ago. A lot of people asked me if I was going to sew my own wedding dress. Although I like a challenge, I found that challenge a bridge too far. Nevertheless, I did sew the dresses for our girls. It was a first for me to really go all the way by first sewing trial dresses and then sewing the final dresses. During our sewing weekend I sewed the test version of the azure party dress (2Y-12) by Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns and I was really happy with the result (as was our daughter). You can see the result in the post about our sewing weekend.
I absolutely love the dress. The fit of the azure party dress is spot on and I really like the different pattern pieces. For the first dress I used the same fabric for almost all top pattern pieces, except for the center piece. For the final dress for the wedding I used three different types of fabric.
Did you see the perfect continuing print in the back? It was my first time trying a continuing print and I am very satisfied with the result. For the side panel pieces I used the same fabric as the bottom of the dress and added ruffled tule on top of that.
In addition to the dress I also made a cardigan and a top for underneath the dress. All items that she wore during our wedding days were made by me (even her underwear ;). It took me a while to find a cardigan that I liked. Every time I was searching the Blissful Blazer* (2Y-14) by Love Notions popped up. I loved the look of the cardigan, however, as you may have read in a previous post, I do not like ruffles. I decided to buy the pattern and just leave out the ruffles.
You might have noticed the amazing photos of the dresses that were made during our wedding days. We had great photographers during our wedding days. Hermine and Ramon from Mon et Mine made pictures during our day in the Netherlands. We absolutely love their photos!
Pattern: Azure Party Dress by Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns and Blissful Blazer by Love Notions
Fabric: I bought the fabric at Cares Stoffen in Wijchen. Even the buttons and bias tape come from Cares Stoffen. The grey french terry comes from Madeline de Stoffenmadam
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