My friend Tracey got married this spring and had a tea themed wedding. I decided to make my own dress for the occasion. I've been wanting to make a dress from this pattern for a long time.
I contemplated it for my wedding dress but I didn't want to look like I was copying Kate Middleton. So I used this pattern for the top of my dress going with the cap sleeves instead of the long sleeves. I used some lace fabric bought for another project and a satin to line it.
For the skirt I used my trusty circle pattern seen here. I fully lined it so it would hang nicely and have a nice weight. I hemmed it by hand.
For the cummerbund I made it from the shirt lining. I spaced out the pleats, sewed them down on the back so they would hold their shape and pressed it with the iron to give them a crisp edge. I then sewed the shirt to the skirt with the cummerbund attached only in back along the invisible zipper seam.