As it was a wedding I wanted to be bright and cheerful, but it is winter too so had to keep that in mind as the last week's weather has been terrible. I picked out a gorgeous electric blue cotton fabric, it also has kind of a waffle pattern to the fabric and a slight stretch, and decided to make a dress with matching jacket with a bit of a 60s feel.
The belt is taken from the Tilly and the Buttons Bow Belt Tutorial as I thought it would finish the dress nicely. As you can see I changed the skirt from the original pattern to make it more of a 60s style straight design. The only other pattern alteration was a FBA and an increase to the waist (as I find I need with all vintage patterns).
I also finished the kick pleat with another bow as there had to be one in the back too!!
I also made a jacket to go with it, but it was a gorgeous day and I didn't need it so I have no pictures yet. I will post these as Part 2 later in the week.
Loving the kick pleat!!