FH was asked to be in a good friend's wedding a couple of years ago. Since we would be attending both the wedding and rehearsal dinner together I decided I needed something nice to wear. There was a fabric that had been marked down at work (back in the days when I worked at a fabric store) that whispered to me every time I walked past.
So I did what any reasonable person would do.. I purchased the entire remainder of the bolt.
This is the dress I made for the rehearsal dinner.
Just look at it sparkle in the light.
I used a Simplicity pattern designed by Khaliah Ali. I love the feminine details of this pattern that are not only elegant, but are designed to keep the bustline private. Definitely a good thing when attending wedding activities.
Since I had the fabric and the time I also made a matching purse.
The contrast fabric came from a fat quarter on a rack at the same store. I think I used a discontinued Butterick pattern. I looked for it to doublecheck and couldn't find it. All of my patterns are out of order in their filing cabinet. I never sorted them when I unpacked.
This bag was large enough for me to take along a portable sewing kit (which we needed for the bride at the reception), special double sided tape: one side for fabric, the other for skin, a folding lint roller, extra film, tissues, my cosmetics, both of our billfolds, and both sets of car keys.
I still had fabric left over so I made a skirt to wear to the actual wedding ceremony and a blouse and camisole but they are in storage until I unpack the summer clothes again. So they will have to be posted in another entry sometime in the future.