Wedding attire advise :)

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  1. SheBear74

    SheBear74 Practically Family

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    I am going to a wedding in June, it will be in Michigan so the weather should be pretty nice. I have lots of time to plan so I am looking for suggestions. I want to make my dress, so if ya'll have some patterns you could recommend that would be great!
     
  2. TheLibrarian

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    I usually start with the hat, actually. It's a lot harder (for me) to find a fabulous hat than it is to make a dress to match it.

    That said, try Vintage Vogue patterns. They've reissued many of their vintage patterns, updated for modern sewers, and available in your average fabric store.
     
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    Hmm, I was thinking of putting flowers in my hair instead of wearing a hat.
     
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    Oh and I just found out that the reception is going to be a tropical theme. That works great since I live in Florida and love the tropics. :D My husband is also the photographer for the wedding so I will be helping him a bit.
     
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    Ooh, where? Me too!

    Could you get away with something in a beautiful tiki fabric? That would be fun... :)
     
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    Tatum I live in Naples :) Where are you??? I have lived in many different states, but Fl is by far my favorite! You just have to love the winters here ;)
     
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    Oh and I think my friends would be cool with me wearing a tiki print. We are very close with them, he jokingly asked if I could make his tux. lol
     
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    Love this dress! Can anyone tell me what that fabric is called, that has the pattern in a circular shape at just the bottom like that?

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    OH and thanks for the link Foofoogal!
     
  11. ZombieGirl

    ZombieGirl One of the Regulars

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    You mean you don't want to drop $1400 on the dress?
     
  12. SheBear74

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    Lol $1400??? Is that all? Well let me just grab my purse. ;)
     
  13. Tatum

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    Well, heck. We should get together some time, I am in Fort Myers! This winter has been a bit cold, though...It dropped tonight quite a bit!
     
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    kymeratale One of the Regulars

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    It is a border print. When you shop for fabric, look for something where the pattern is all along one selvedge only. It is in a straight line on the fabric, you create the circle when you put the skirt together. So, in this case the width of the fabric will determine the max length of the skirt, since the vertical line is running from selvedge to selvedge instead of parallel to it.
     
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    Lol small world! It has been a bit cold, but so long as it's not as bad as last year. This week has been warmer, I just hope it stays that way. :)
     
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    Thanks! I just couldn't think of what to call it, which didn't help my search. lol
     
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  18. Foofoogal

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    Sorry, I didn't even think to look in one of the FL sponsors.
    Vivien of Holloway does have very nice stuff.

    http://www.vivienofholloway.com/en/product/sarong-print/

    This would be very nice. Just don't do the white one. Only for the bride to shine in white on her Wedding Day.
     
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  19. Land-O-LakesGal

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    She Bear I think this sight has some border prints hawaiian fabrics if you can't find some locally. http://www.fmart.com/
     
  20. SheBear74

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    Love the dresses in the link!!! Only problem is I want to make my own ;)

    Land-o-lakes! Love the fabrics on this site! Thank you, thank you!!!
     

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