I've started work on an outfit to wear to a wedding in August. I've had Vogue 1121 in my pattern stash for some years now but the right occasion has never presented itself.
My original vision was that I would make it out of linen and be a sophisticated Kate Middleton-esque figure until my Mother pointed out that linen equals creases (any slight differences in our builds and disposable incomes were not mentioned).
I've had a few fabric samples and I'm pretty sure I'm going to go with a pale blue John Kaldor linen look fabric (the one on the left). I would imagine all of Kate's dresses are made of wool crepe or silk but I really can't countenance the expense so will have to settle for a cotton lining to deal with any 'glowing' that may occur on the day.
The pattern is single sized 32 1/2" bust and I've made an initial toile with no alterations (I have found in the past that this size fits fairly well around the bust and shoulders despite it being a size smaller than my measurements would suggest).
(Please excuse the tatty hair/face/elbow, I really haven't been well this week. Not sure why Mr B didn't tell me to stand up straight)
I think the wrinkles at the back waist are more to do with how tight the waist is but perhaps a sway back adjustment is necessary?
Any comments/suggestions fit wise are gratefully received
I really find making toiles dull but I know that I should test out these alterations before starting the real thing...