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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Finished Halloween Wedding Outfit

These are not the worlds greatest photos, but I am so excited to have finished on time that I couldn't wait! I will try and get some better ones when I am at the wedding on Friday.


To recap;

Coat - BWOF 02/2008-125 in silk dupioni interlined with silk organza and topstitched in a red/brown thread to co-ordinate with the crosswise threads running through the turquoise silk. The coat is unlined so all the seam allowances are turned under and slipstitched to the organza interlining. The coat is unlined and other people have made this very successfully with a Hong Kong seam finish, but since I was underlining with silk organza to minimise wrinkling in my fabric I made use of that. It took an age before I could even start sewing pieces together but was well worth the time, I really love the finished coat. I wish I had taken some photos during construction, it was amazing how it completely changed the look of the coat when adding the topstitching on the hem and also adding in the shirring at the waist.

Top - bodice of dress BWOF 11/2007-125 in silk brocade. This is a vintage inspired pattern and has sleeve gussets at the underarm - pretty tricky to do in a very ravelly fabric I can tell you. I also added a centre front seam and put the invisible zipper in so it opens from the bottom of the garment.

Skirt - OOP Vogue 2218, just a basic pencil skirt - also in the silk brocade.






The shoe obsessed among you may notice that I am having a shoe dilemma. I found the perfect style shoe at Vicki's favourite HK shoe shop - Vickie's! Now if I had got my act together 2 weeks ago they could have made me some in brown and they didn't have any in stock so I bought 2 pairs in completely clashing colours that I know I will wear with other things. I actually quite like both, but please let me have your votes - purple or grey?

20 comments:

Christina said...

You are going to be the best-dressed guest at the wedding! That coat... *sigh* I've loved everyone's version and yours is no exception. Great idea to line with silk organza to minimize wrinkling.

As for the shoes, I really think they both work, I can't decide either!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

First can I just say that I am in love with this outfit! It is absolutely fantastic and you are going to look amazing at the wedding!!!!

Second of course I have an opinion on the shoes - I like the purple ones!

I hope you have an awesome time in that amazing dress!

Amanda S. said...

Oh, LOVE the whole outfit! You did a super job on it. Cute, cute, cute. I know the shoes choice is between gray or purple, but do you by chance have any dressy brown pumps? I think the outfit is so beautiful, it would be a shame to attract the eye away from it with clashing shoes. Oh, well, that's my 2 cents. Have fun at the wedding. I'm sure you'll be feeling like a million bucks.

-E said...

WOW you look fantastic! It came out AWESOME!

I'd go for the darker shoes :) (actually, I'd wear magenta shoes, but that's me :)

lsaspacey said...

In the pictures, it actually looks like the grey match perfectly, so I don't really know. I think the purple are more fun and just plain harder to find, so maybe those? Great job on the outfit!

Adrienne said...

You look superb!

Vicki said...

Oh wow!! Absolutely beautiful. You must be so happy with the outfit, it really is stunning. I think the purple shoes as they have more depth of colour to match the depth of the brown. Both shoes are gorgeous...sigh...I think I need new shoes AND to do some sewing.

Shannon said...

Your outfit is gorgeous and you looks positively stunning. You are going to rock that wedding!

Put my vote in for the purple shoes too.

Sew4Fun said...

Gorgeous outfit!! Like everyone else I'm totally in love with it. You are going to knock them dead at the wedding.

As for the shoes I'd probably go with the purple. The mis-match looks more deliberate IYKWIM.

toy said...

great outfit, so beautiful!

a little sewing on the side said...

That is an utterly gorgeous coat and dress. And you sewed it so fast! Truly inspiring.

LauraLo said...

This is an amazing outfit and you look gorgeous in it! I'd definitely go for the purple pumps!

cidell said...

That was lickety split and gorgeous too! I say go with the gray shoes. You're going to look amazing!

Emily said...

What a stunning ensemble! I like the purple shoes best, I think, though both look lovely. :)

Tany said...

GORGEOUS!! I love everything about this outfit and I you look absolutely stunning!

As for the shoes, I can't make up my mind either... I'm loving gray shoes (I've just bought a pair of gray booties, lol), so I'm picking the grey pair!

Summerset said...

Spectacular! You'll be just perfect! I guess I chose the grey shoes.

Sandra said...

I vote for the purple shoes. Definitely!
I absolutely love the coat. It's gorgeous!

Rachel said...

That coat is gorgeous!!! It is on my todo list. Definitely go with purple shoes.

colour by number said...

the coat and dress look wonderful!

RiAnge Creations. Ltd. said...

Wowza! The colours are beautiful! Great outfit!