Butterick 5748: Wedding Dress Contender; Also, Moving

I’ve decided that I would like to make Butterick 5748 in a fancy fabric for our elopement. I like the very full skirt and the low scoop back. I might find a bolero to make or buy to go over it, as we are considering a December or January wedding date. Hmm. So many options!

I don’t have much time to think about the options, though, as we are moving to South Carolina next week! I have been job hunting since I learned that we would need to move, and so far, I haven’t had much luck in finding a full-time position. Wish me luck in finding a job there!


Wedding Dress Ideas?

Good news, everyone! My gentleman asked me to marry him and I said yes! I’m so excited about becoming a family, a unit, a team. He is honestly the best and the sweetest; he gets me and I get him.

One of the first questions people asked me after I told them we were engaged was, “Will you make your dress?”

Now, you know I am incredibly slow at sewing. I take frequent breaks, and sometimes life gets in the way. With that being said, I’d like to try.

I am not sure what I want, other than “vintage,” “flattering,” and “not fussy.” I would like it to be like a cross between a cocktail dress and a gown. It can be knee length or ankle. I don’t want sleeves, and I rather like the idea of a halter. I do like details like pleating and small gathers. I do not want beading or lace because I don’t want to sew with that. I think 30s bias cut, 50s circle skirt, or 70s drapiness would look nice on me. I’ve seen a few wedding Cambies out there.

If you could sew a casual wedding dress, what pattern would you sew?