Finishing a dress for a Wedding – Vogue V8766

Slowly but surely over the last few days I have been working towards completing the dress that I will wear to my sister’s wedding on Saturday. This week I have had my niece staying with me which has led me to completing the dress whilst she is in bed, last night I finally managed to complete it:

 

This is it from the back:

 

As can be seen from the above photos there is a ribbon tied around the waist, I thought that I may also like another option so I looked at the trusty 101 Ways to Sew a Metre Book:

 

and found a patterns for an obi belt, which I made with the same material as the lining:

 

This is the dress with the obi belt on:

 

I made a few alterations to the dress from the pattern, firstly I added binding to the bottom of the sleeves to match the neck edge and secondly I made the dress shorter so that  I can wear it with my layered underskirt.

Fingers crossed all goes well on Saturday.

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