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Dress as a wedding guest

Iminei

Re: Dress as a wedding guest
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2017, 15:23:36 PM »
Wide Tartan sash round your waist with a nice drop behind ???
(can you tell I don't sew garments??)
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Francesca

Re: Dress as a wedding guest
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2017, 15:40:29 PM »
You work in London, have you ever thought of going to Rigby & Peller they specialise in bras, and I believe there is an outlet Kensington way.  May be expensive, but if you get something that really fits and flatters you it might make all the difference to the type of dress you wish to wear.  HM The Queen goes to Rigby & Peller!!

I would love to go to Rigby & Peller but they certainly don't cater for my size! Slim people only!

I have a decent plunge bra but it has straps (it's just not possible to get enough uplift in an FF cup with my back size too) so strapless dresses are out of the question. I'm dreading the day I get asked to be a bridesmaid and the bride selects a strapless dress... although hopefully that won't happen as my best friend is more the helping type (and is also an H herself!)

I will likely wear the plunge and high-waist knickers. Though one day I'd love to follow the Craftsy shapewear class and make myself some shaping wear that fits. I can never get them right and if I do get them in my size, they're always too small on the legs.

Francesca

Re: Dress as a wedding guest
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2017, 15:51:48 PM »
At most of the weddings I have been to recently (quite a lot - at that age!) hats have been limited to the older generation. Most people of my age have been bare-headed, but it will depend on the wedding I suppose!

A lot of the same "crew" attending this one went to a wedding last summer and they all wore head gear.

Also lots of Jamaican family, I've seen pics of them going to Church on a Sunday and they're all in massive hats! Haha.

Vegegrow

Re: Dress as a wedding guest
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2017, 19:02:44 PM »
I saw a programme once where Jo Brand ( Comedian ) went to Rigby and Peller...I presumed they catered for any size?
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UttaRetch

Re: Dress as a wedding guest
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2017, 19:04:56 PM »
Rigby & Peller assistants 'fit by eye' - I've been there - so that would have been some achievement.   0_0
What goes around comes around.

Francesca

Re: Dress as a wedding guest
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2017, 20:22:33 PM »
I saw a programme once where Jo Brand ( Comedian ) went to Rigby and Peller...I presumed they catered for any size?

They do made-to-measure so it's probably that. Doubt it's within my budget.

UttaRetch

Re: Dress as a wedding guest
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2017, 21:40:40 PM »
Yeah, Rigby & Peller is expensive.   I was fitted years' ago in the Knightsbridge shop.  I went in wearing a ratty old 36C bra  :| and came out with a properly fitted 32D.  These days, I am a 32F and buy my bras from Bravissimo in Covent Garden.
What goes around comes around.

DementedFairy

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Francesca


Tamnymore

Re: Dress as a wedding guest
« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2017, 12:35:10 PM »
Tartan silk dupion is lovely and makes for a very striking outfit. I managed to get some for £7 pm in Immanuels in Burnley a few years back. They even apologised for how expensive it was. (There must be a word for the action of boasting about one's fabric bargains. Anyone know what it is?)

Although I don't expect to see it at that price again I think you may find a nice dupion cheaper than the one at Truro silks. It's a fabric beloved of Scottish weddings so I wonder if there might be a source over the border.
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Catllar

Re: Dress as a wedding guest
« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2017, 18:24:41 PM »
I love your green brocade and dress no 2 with a built-in corset to keep your girls tamed!. Do you have a pattern for the bolero or are you going to draft it yourself?
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DementedFairy

Re: Dress as a wedding guest
« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2017, 19:30:41 PM »
(There must be a word for the action of boasting about one's fabric bargains. Anyone know what it is?)



Fab-bragging?
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Francesca

Re: Dress as a wedding guest
« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2017, 21:15:07 PM »
I love your green brocade and dress no 2 with a built-in corset to keep your girls tamed!. Do you have a pattern for the bolero or are you going to draft it yourself?

It's Seamwork Sydney.

I'd like to make a corset one day but at the moment I have no idea how to do that and I just wouldn't trust myself to do it! Underwear is still a frontier I have not yet ventured into!

Having looked at the full picture of the green brocade, I've come to the conclusion I don't like the background colour which is a taupey-brown. Not very me. But I am still liking the idea of a green brocade in general.

I've just found out the bridesmaids are wearing gold, rather than the forest green planned, so that means I will be OK in green :)

DementedFairy

Re: Dress as a wedding guest
« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2017, 21:20:18 PM »
Corsets are very straightforward, and there are some nice kits around.  I recommend the Sew Curvy Sophia underbust for beginners, it's very nice indeed.

Bras are a pain to fit, as you have to sew the whole bloody thing to see if it will work...then start all over again.  I couldn't be bothered to persevere.  they're not hard to sew though!
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Morgan

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