I am in the beginning stages of a new project. A lady that I know needs a dress to wear to her son's wedding this Fall. The modern day inspiration for her gown can be found Here at Nordstrom's. She wanted the gown to be silver/gray, with a deep purple sash. So after picking out the fabric, which is a cotton/poly blend that is so soft it feels like butter in your fingers, and after her first fitting yesterday with the muslin mock-up, I've finally started cutting, draping, pinning and sewing together the bodice.
The gown will have a cross-over bodice front, fully lined, with a deep "V" shaped neckline in the back (where there will also be a hidden zipper.) There will be a 2" band around the waistline, and the skirt will be pleated and floor length. Also, I will put in some short, fluttery sleeves.
Even though the modern day inspiration is lovely....you know me....I am not satisfied unless I am diving back into the past and finding inspiration there too. So without further adieu....enjoy some antique and vintage eye candy!
*sigh*...I really could keep going further back...but I have a dress to sew, so I won't. If you haven't already found out about these great antique and vintage fashion sites, please check them out. Your mouth will be sure to drool...