Wedding Guest Dressing

simplicity 6220 | allie J. | alliemjackson.com


I mentioned in a previous post that wedding season has begun. My own wedding on May 2 was the first of the spring and summer, which was nice--all my weekends leading up to it could be spent sewing, not travelling for other people's events! Now, though, it's all about celebrating my friends!


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My friend from college (freshman hallmates!), Caroline, was married last weekend--it was a lovely weekend in our old college town and I got see lots of friends. The reception was at her family's farm. Isn't the farm gorgeous? We all went camping here during our first semester, amid the cows. It was freeeeezing cold in the wind, we were all dying.

Onto the dress. I wore the 60s cocktail dress I blogged last week, Simplicity 6220 from 1965.

simplicity 6220 | allie J. | alliemjackson.com

It was perfect for the occasion and I got loads of compliments.

simplicity 6220 | allie J. | alliemjackson.com\\

Looking at these photographs really makes me realize how unforgiving silk shantung/dupioni is--not while sewing (it's not too hard since it is stable) but the sheen really makes every wrinkle stand out! You'll just have to trust that none of the other wedding guests asked about my fit issues! :)

simplicity 6220 | allie J. | alliemjackson.com

Trips to campus or classmate's weddings practically mandates class rings.

simplicity 6220 | allie J. | alliemjackson.com

See you at the next wedding! :)

dress: just-like-the-envelope 60s cocktail dress | clutch: ancient from j crew | shoes: Boden (old)

xoxo,
allie

ps: these photographs were taken on my college campus, which is (obviously) spectacularly beautiful. you can see my needlepoint version here!

16 comments:

  1. Hello! the fit on that dress is amazing. i would like to see that sewn up in a more casual fabric too. are there different "views" or variations on with the pattern?

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    1. Hi! Another commenter noted in my previous post that there is a vogue pattern that's practically the same, which is neat: vogue 6680! I think I will make another version eventually--it does need a little help though: i could still stand to take the princess seam in at the armscye and let it it out at the bust some.

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  2. I just saw the sleeveless variation.

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  3. oh its so pretty! And that view is so beautiful! Ill have to go look at this dress in more detail!

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    1. I really like it! The bust darts were much too high (i want to say higher even than most similarly dated patterns?) but it's easy to eliminate them and just fiddle with the princess lines.

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  4. What a perfect dress to wear to a wedding! Very chic and classic and I love your accessories, too.

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    1. Thanks! Those gold shoes and my glitter clutch are pieces I reach for over and over.

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  5. Wow this dress screams J.Crew to me! Very beautiful and looks great on you…

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    1. Thank you! I'm excited to try the pattern again in a more casual fabric, too.

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  6. super cute! The color is perfect! well done

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    1. Thank you! It's not a color I wear often but I really loved it on the mood website and HAD to have it!

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