It’s the time…of the season…when love runs high…

That means all things wedding around here. With two twenty-something daughters, the fun never stops as someone is always getting engaged or married.Three years ago the wedding season caught me off guard and I spent a fortune outfitting everyone for wedding related occasions. Now, I’m always in the Mood for a wedding.

Sewing has given me access to the world’s greatest designers in an entirely new dimension, especially when sewing with fabric from Mood!

IMG_4389I’m wearing Carolina Herrera to the next wedding :) (check out Mood’s Carolina Herrera fabrics here)

I love Carolina Herrera so much I created a Carolina Herrera Moodboard on the Mood Fabrics website for reference. The only problem is they don’t last long!

My pattern is New Look 6910

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I bought the pattern in hopes of making View A or D, and even went to the trouble of making a muslin.

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but the beautiful Carolina Herrera silk brocade was intended for structured clothing rather than draping or pleating.

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Keeping in style with the fabric, I embellished the belt with a rhinestone buckle in lieu of the self-fabric flower, then hand-stitched the belt to the dress before inserting the zipper.

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Though the pattern instructions call for lining only the upper bodice, I lined the complete dress with this gold China Silk from Mood.

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I made two muslins to get the fit I wanted in the upper bodice,

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Time consuming – yes, but stay tuned……. Now that I have the perfect muslin for all of the pattern variations I intend to make it worth my while so much love is in the air!

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Comments


  • Kate McIvor
    February 28, 2014

    Love this dress. I’m impressed with your muslin-making! You are in danger of looking better than the mother-of-the-bride!

    • Sarah Gunn
      February 28, 2014

      Thanks, Kate! I seriously doubt I’ll upstage the MOB s – they’ve got their act together and will be gorgeous!

  • Angela
    February 28, 2014

    I love it. That fabric is amazing. I really don’t need to order fabric, but wow! I have a Gala on March 8th :) I need to make a dress too…

    I want to make something fun. I think I should get going on it soon. I better start on Monday!

    • Sarah Gunn
      February 28, 2014

      March 8th is only a week away!…… but you definitely have time to make a beauty. Good luck and thanks for the comment :)

  • Ginger
    February 28, 2014

    This is so lovely! I really love you in gold- it suits you so perfectly! What a fabulous dress!

    • Sarah Gunn
      February 28, 2014

      Many thanks, Ginger! The fabric is a combination of yellow and gold with a little taupe. It very much reminds me of Tory Burch’s color combinations from last season :)

    • Sarah Gunn
      March 2, 2014

      Many thanks, Ginger. In real life….. the fabric is yellow, gold and taupe! I truly love the color combo :)

  • Pam
    February 28, 2014

    Another perfect result — and I love this color on you! Way to run off the groundhogs and welcome in the Spring:)

    • Sarah Gunn
      February 28, 2014

      Many thanks, Pam! Oh how I’m hoping for spring to return soon :)

  • Rachel
    February 28, 2014

    I love how perfect your fit is! Great pattern/fabric combo!

    • Sarah Gunn
      February 28, 2014

      Thank you, Rachel! Two muslins better result in a perfect fit ;) Goodness, I spent more time on the muslins than the dresses!

  • Alison
    February 28, 2014

    I love it! It looks so elegant and beautifully fitting.

    • Sarah Gunn
      February 28, 2014

      Many thanks, Alison !

  • Amanda S.
    February 28, 2014

    So pretty! The rhinestone belt buckle was the perfect addition. And I totally got some of that fabric too! I was going to make a skirt but now hmmmm… Perhaps I need a little dress with a rhinestone belt! ;)

    • Sarah Gunn
      March 1, 2014

      Thank you, Amanda! I cannot wait to see your skirt. :)

  • Inez
    February 28, 2014

    Carolina H. suits you and the gold is so flattering on you. What a wonderful summery dress you will have in a different material and using the full skirt.

    • Sarah Gunn
      March 1, 2014

      Thank you, Inez! I was ready to make the dress with the fuller skirt as I have several straight dresses, but you’re right in that it will be perfect for summer :)

  • Cennetta
    February 28, 2014

    Beautiful dress, classy lady.

    • Sarah Gunn
      March 1, 2014

      Many thanks! You’re pretty classy yourself my dear :)

  • Peter
    February 28, 2014

    Classic and lovely. Have a great time at the event!

  • Lori
    February 28, 2014

    Perfect fit and style for the gorgeous fabric. You look stunning, as always.

  • Sarah Gunn
    March 1, 2014

    Thank you so much, Lori!

  • Sallie
    March 2, 2014

    What a gorgeous dress! And what a gorgeous fabric! I love those Carolina Herrera brocades too, they are just stunning. And your dress really shows it off. Love the perfect fit and that rhinestone belt buckle!

  • Marguerite
    March 2, 2014

    Wonderful bodice fit once again. I like how you hand sewed the belt to the bodice. Did you do that all the way around front and back?

    • Sarah Gunn
      March 2, 2014

      Thank you, Marguerite. The instructions stated to sew the belt to the dress before applying the zipper. I can’t remember if the belt was supposed to be topstitched but for this look I wanted to attach it by hand :)