Personal project :: What to wear?

Posted on | Thursday, February 5, 2009 | 6 Comments

My big sister is getting married in a couple weeks! AND I still have nothing to wear!

It is definitely less stress to come up with an outfit compared with when I was a bride, but it doesn't help that I've been procrastinating. Last weekend at the fashion show, I saw a gorgeous Kate Towers dress that I thought might work and may still if I can find the time to try it on - currently at the English Dept. in Portland. Kate is the sweetest by the way and you must check out her lovely new site. I digress... so I might make my own dress! Last night, I made a pattern and sewed a mock up. It was made from a more affordable cotton with a sweet and girly checkered pattern (I'll post a picture when I finish the lining). Matt says I look like a "traditional" housewife in it. He is saying this in a good way. :) Actually, he said, "I can't believe you made that!" So it is an encouraging start! Anyhow, after mostly finishing it, I've tweaked the pattern a little and am ready to go fabric shopping for a more lovely and formal material. Wish me luck!

Here was my inspiration:

I love this dress at Anthropologie. Find it here. Alas, this dress is way over my budget and my size is sold out. =T
My mock up dress is this same shape, but I wanted to add a lovelier neckline and straps.

I would love to wear these shoes. My sister's wedding colors are white, black, silver and blue so I think these would be perfect! I discovered them here and you can find them here.

Photo credit: parker j. I have been obsessed with this shrug. The gorgeous Christine of cevd wore this lovely shrug for her wedding and I can't stop thinking about it. Something about the dramatic shape and volume gives me goosebumps. Love, LOVE it. SO, if I can get my act together, I wanted to make a shrug inspired by this one but in silver/blue/gray and a little toned down just so I don't take any attention away from the bride! This shrug reminded me of this old photo of Keisha Castle-Hughes:

Photo from here. Hopefully, this is faux fur... but I like the shape! I'll try to post an update in a week or two, IF I am able to finish in time. If not, I'm "watching" a couple dresses on eBay. *sigh* Why are the prettiest things in the world so darn expensive???


6 Responses to “Personal project :: What to wear?”

  1. Amy Kim
    February 8, 2009 at 11:21 AM

    i don't think mom has finished her dress either. maybe you guys can work on the dresses together. the white dress that jennifer connelly is wearing on the new issue of glamour is really sweet. i like the shape of it. you should take a look at it. anyway, i can't wait to see what you end up with. i'm sure it'll be really cute as always. good luck! happy sewing.
    p.s. i love the shrug too.

  2. cevd
    February 10, 2009 at 1:20 PM

    thanks for the shout out! and i. must. see. pictures of your shrug!

  3. Joie De Vie
    February 10, 2009 at 11:34 PM

    thanks for looking out... and the heads up about the cevd post! good luck with your sis' wedding, have so much fun and tell her congrats!

    ps. can't wait to see your dress, man sewing and i just don't agree... {sigh}


  4. boody
    February 16, 2009 at 7:21 PM

    Good luck, Myra!!! I'm sure it'll look gorgeous. You've got skills, girl! Can't wait to see it! p.s. the shrug's sexy!

  5. boody
    February 16, 2009 at 7:30 PM

    p.s. check out this wedding! I think you will like!

  6. black
    March 18, 2010 at 8:50 PM

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