Julie’s Wedding: Part 1

Yes, this is a two-part post. My very first “Mini-series,” if you will. Oh, the excitement!

This weekend my pal Julie got married. Remember her? I made a pillow for her wedding shower. Click here if you need a refresher.

Her invitation specified that the wedding would be outdoors and to dress “comfortable.” I looked through my Refash Stash and decided this dress would do nicely.


Let’s see if we can spice this up for a “Bohemian-chic” wedding!

I put this on my dress form backwards and loved the look of the zipper in the front! And so, the back shall become the front and the front shall become the back… I thought it would look good off-shoulder as well. But first I had to take it in a few inches on each side.

Pin, pin, pin all the way down.

I was a little nervous because this was the first project I’ve done with “Minnie” 🙂 Hubs and I spent a whopping 2 hours and $12 to bring her to life so I figured now was as good a time as any to “initiate” her and see if she actually worked…

After I ran a straight stitch beside the pins, I had to create the off-shoulder look I was going for. This required a few darts in the front and the back.

Dart it up.

Again, I sewed a straight stitch beside the pins where I wanted my darts. Before I cut the excess material, I put it back on my dress form to make sure it fit.

Holy crap, it worked

It was a perfect fit! I can’t believe my duct tape dress form actually WORKS! 🙂 Someone please cue “The Hallelujah Chorus”

Even the darts came out perfectly… *lip quiver.

To complete the look, I gave the bottom hem some pizazz.


All that’s left to do now is busy work: cut excess material from the sides, finish the bottom hem, etc…


Julie’s wedding was gorgeous!

Walking down the “aisle” hand-in-hand with their closest family members

We all congregated around the couple as they said their vows. The bride got emotional and had to take a time out, “Sorry. Just one sec!” (Classic Jules moment).

The reception was pretty awesome too.

I got to sit with my buddy, Stewie. P.S… he stole my cake pop. It’s a good thing he’s cute!
The beautiful, glowing bride!

Julie’s wedding was amazing! I’m so glad I got to be a part of her special day.


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