01 Mar New Look 6910
It’s the time…. of the season…. when love runs high……
That means all things wedding around here. With two twenty-something daughters, the fun never stops as someone is always getting engaged or married. Three years ago the wedding season caught me off guard and I spent a fortune outfitting everyone for wedding related occasions. Now, I’m always in the Mood for a wedding.
Sewing has given me access to the world’s greatest designers in an entirely new dimension, especially when sewing with fabric from Mood!
I’m wearing Carolina Herrera to the next wedding 🙂 (check out Mood’s Carolina Herrera fabrics here)
I love Carolina Herrera so much I created a Carolina Herrera Moodboard on the Mood Fabrics website for reference. The only problem is these beauties don’t last long!
My pattern is New Look 6910
I bought the pattern in hopes of making View A or D, and even went to the trouble of making a muslin,
but the beautiful Carolina Herrera silk brocade was intended for structured clothing rather than draping or pleating.
Keeping in style with the fabric, I embellished the belt with a rhinestone buckle in lieu of the self-fabric flower, then hand-stitched the belt to the dress before inserting the zipper.
Though the pattern instructions call for lining only the upper bodice, I lined the complete dress with this gold China Silk from Mood. While other options for lining exist, the silk tolerates the hot iron very nicely, not to mention how nice it feels on the skin.
I made two muslins to get the fit I wanted in the upper bodice,
Time consuming – yes, but stay tuned……. Now that I have the perfect muslin for all of the pattern variations I intend to make it worth my while since so much love is in the air!