This was the ultimate crafternoon challenge. I wanted to make a wedding dress. There were several raised eyebrows, but I had grand plans. A big, poofy, tulle laden skirt and a flattering sweetheart bodice. I had no pattern, only ideas.
The skirt was easy enough to make, no pattern required, but the bodice wasn't. I spent ages and several prototypes learning that it's better just to buy this pattern off Etsy. After that realisation it was smooth sailing.
The bodice pattern does not account for plastic boning, which you'll need, so here is an awesome tut on how to sew boning to your bodice.
What you'll need:
- 12+ m of tulle
- 3 m of silk satin (or cheaper lining fabric)
- 1 invisible zip
- 2 m of wide ivory ribbon
- 1.5 m plastic boning
- ivory thread