About a year and a half ago, I "made" my friend Rachel's wedding dress. Her best friend got married recently, so after helping her search for the right bridesmaid dress unsuccessfully, I offered to make it for her. She wanted a simple black dress that was made out of a knit fabric, and that she could wear again after the wedding. She told me the bride wanted something like this dress:
We set off for Mood, where she purchased black bamboo stretch fabric. I used some old fabric to make the muslin which we fit in the middle of her birthday celebration at Dave & Busters, and then went ahead and cut the actual garment. I was glad I had her buy 4 yards of fabric because the skirt was quite wide.
The dress is very simple, with a higher front neckline, and a bit of a scoop in the back neck. There are two layers of the circle skirt, which is why it took so much fabric.
On the mannequin:
Rachel and Ryan at the wedding in Kentucky!
Rachel's been wearing the dress to castings and says she has been getting lots of compliments! Which I guess goes to show that sometimes people don't want edgy fashion, they just want clothes that make them look good.