May 3, 2010...3:24 pm

My Rehearsal Dinner Dress

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I finished my dress for the rehearsal dinner over the weekend.  I love it!  You may recall that I had originally intended to make a lace mini dress (which I still totally want), but I couldn’t find a doable lace in my price range.  Boo.  So I started digging around in my fabric closet and found this awesome, awesome, awesome silk crepe de chine that I’ve been carrying around with me for years.  They don’t call it the Cadillac of fabrics for nothing, people.  So drapey . . .

veronica sheaffer rehearsal dinner dress

rehearsal dinner dress back and side

I was going for a contemporary look, but it still looks kinda 1940s when I put it on – I guess I just can’t help myself.  I like it best with a belt, but I plan to make one with a little punch of color (and no ugly snaps in the back).  It definitely needs something ’cause my skin is pretty much the same shade as the dress and that belt.  Ugh.  Anyway, I think it’s perfect for our outdoor dinner – and will be great for our honeymoon in Lisbon too.  One more project checked off of my list!  Although now I want to make a belt, so one more project added.


  • I have just found your blog via ruffled and it is amazing, so inspiring. I got engaged last year and it kills me that I can’t start planning right away, as im just about to graduate and my fiance has only just started a regular job. Your blog is the perfect place to dream up my future handmade wedding, its lovely. Good luck!


    • Oh Katy, you’re so darn sweet – I want to give you a giant hug. Congratulations on your engagement!

  • Hi! I am so inspired by this post and your blog. I am getting into sewing, pray tell- how did you start making your own dresses?

    I would love to interview you for my blog, and ask you all sorts of sewing questions, I’d really appreciate it!

    Check out my blog, and please get back to me- you truly are an inspiration. Sincerely, Nevine

  • WOW! This is just stunning. I just clicked over from Ruffled and now I’m going to be up all night reading your blog!

  • Paula Clarke

    I just found your blog via ruffled and I LOVE IT! I have been toying with the idea of learning to make my own clothes for a while now, and this has convinced me that I should go out and buy a sewing machine right now :)

  • This is AMAZING!! You are so talented! I’ve had a sewing machine for years, but with college and work I’ve never had the time to use it. Hopefully, after my wedding and graduation, I’ll be able to start putting it to good use. =)

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