My boyfriend and I went to a wedding in the Bahamas on Halloween and this is the dress I made to wear for it. Also, I need to stop making dresses that require a lot of handwork and result in me staying up crazy late hand buning the edges of chiffon flowers with birthday candles. I made a sheath dress with an open back, tulle skirt overlay and flower appliqués.
Yes, that's me in my pjs on the left and the tackiest/most charming bathroom ever below while I try on the Muslin (a proof fit of a cheap cotton material called Muslin that you make to find any errors and check the fit. If you are using a fabric that has different qualities than Muslin, use a cheap version of the fabric you are using):
These are the stupid flowers that took me forever to make.
The finished dress:
I got my shoes and bag at DSW for awesome deals. I went there for shoes only with my mom but when I glanced over at the bags I saw this one that reminded me of Dutch Masters paintings and I couldn't pass it up. I like that it breaks up the colors of the dress and adds an element of surprise. I love surprises.
About the Author
Born and raised in the Netherlands, I now work as a designer in NYC. I love trying new things, candy and the color orange. In this blog, I will post about things I've learned and things I love. Veel plezier!