I got married in May and for it I whipped up (ha!) a ballet pink silk version of Simplicity 5343 from 1963.
I knew I didn’t want to wear a white, strapless gown and I knew I wanted pink, and when I stumbled across this pattern on etsy I knew it was the one. The Dress. I loved the lace jacket and the pleats on the skirt, the bow belt, and the simple silhouette.
I did make some construction changes, underlining and lining the bodice (the original just had facings) and adding some boning to the dress, and totally changing the jacket construction for a more couture look (the original was simply cut and finished with bias bindings, I used Susan Khalje’s method for overlapping lace for a seamless look). Just try to spot the seams in the photo above!!
I also made this crazy 60s veil 🙂 My inspiration was Priscilla Presley!