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My Lace B6448 | Sew Your Fall Wedding Guest Dress

Fun fact, October has been the most popular wedding month for 2 years running. And a close second is September! So, today I’m bringing you a dress that’s perfectly appropriate for a wedding!

This is Butterick 6448 sewn into three layers, the fashion fabric, an interlining, and a lining.

I was lucky enough to score a perfectly matching interlining and gupiere lace at one of my trips to the NYC Garment District. These came from Metro textiles. As soon as I saw them, I knew I had to have them. It’s so impossible to match colors like this on the internet and Joann rarely has a lace I like. Here's a similar fabric so you can get an idea of what to look for.

If you can’t find a perfectly matching lace and interlining, that’s ok! Have a make it work moment and interline in a neutral nude or white. Or go completely out of the box and use a contrast color. It will really make the intricacy of the lace stand out.

So, I cut the pattern pieces from the lace and the interlining, then basted around all the edges to create one single layer. From there, I lined it as I normally would except for the neckline and hem were I cut the lining a little smaller and sewed it in from the edge leaving behind the eyelash trimmed edges. I also left the sleeves unlined and uninterlined created a sheer cap sleeve which is so feminine.

The pattern is described as Close-fitting through bust with a lined bodice, front/back princess seams, and sleeve variations.

I absolutely love the style lines of this dress. The empire waist, princess seams and v-neckline are so figure flattering.

For my October wedding look, I paired this dress with gold strappy sandals and a vintage gold beaded purse I scored at Goodwill. Grab a pashmina for when the temperatures drop as the sun goes down and you’re ready to celebrate all night long. Just try not to upstage the bride in your custom, handmade dress.

Let me know what you think of the dress in the comments section below. If you’re new to the channel, please be sure to subscribe. I post videos showing garments that I’ve made each and every Monday. So if you liked this video, there will be plenty more just like it.



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