My favourite things to wear in this world are various shades of cream or white and denim. I think it is a given that most brides would be less than impressed with anyone turning up dressed in white lace to their big day and equally underwhelmed at my appearing in a pair of jeans. This conundrum tends to leave me feeling pretty uninspired when it comes to picking out wedding ensembles. Last weekend I had two weddings to attend and for the first time ever had absolutely no trouble designing and making what I wanted to wear! Hooray for me, hehe! There was a bit of a theme, however and both outfits did end up being cream lace and mint green.
The shirt I won’t go into too much detail on as it is just another colour-way of my silk boyfriend shirt that I posted about here. I will say how much I LOVE the colour of this minty green silk from Beckford silks however- they call it duck egg and I suppose that is actually a better description. It is on the border line between blue and green and lovely and soft and muted. I can also tell you that this one came together much quicker than the last one and that I did not use any interfacing at all and I far prefer the finish without.
Oh, I also lost one of my skinny placket pieces between cutting out and sewing up and had thrown out my scraps(doh!) so I had to improvise with a piece of very similar coloured lining from my stash. Considering these sleeves are destined to spend their lives rolled up I am sure this isn’t going to be too much of a problem but you can kind of see it below.
The skirt I drafted from my block and I eliminated the darts by removing the dart allowance at the side seams (minus a bit as this is accepted protocol when it comes to moving dart allowance into seams). I did this because the lace is way to bulky and thick to handle darts nicely, plus it is nicer not to break up the pattern on the lace. Other than that minor change it is literally just my block shortened a bit with facing at the waist, which is essentially the most basic shaped skirt there is. I backed the lace with some ivory wool, and hemmed it that so that the scalloped edge of the lace extended below it slightly. I lined it with my favourite lining from Truro fabrics.
This is one of the comfiest outfits ever, silk boyfriend shirts are pretty much like wearing the best pyjamas in the world and the lace of the skirt is so soft. I paired the outfit with my nude wedges from Dune and my Cambridge satchel also in a creamy nude colour because I wanted understated accessories.
I think these are two of my favourite makes to date and I am pleased that I will be able to pair them up with different things too 🙂 Do you ever have problems choosing or making outfits for weddings?
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