What to Wear to a Summer Wedding

How fun to attend summer weddings!  Let’s look at some inspiration for making some  amazing outfits for these special occasions.

 Afternoon Wedding or Reception

An afternoon wedding or reception calls for semi-formal attire.  A beautiful floral, like this light weight viscose poplin, is lovely for celebrating the newlyweds!

Fabric: Almond/Multi Color Floral Viscose Poplin

Pattern: Butterick 6556

Destination Wedding

If you’re heading to a destination wedding that’s in a warm climate, a beautiful dress made in a bright tone of linen is just the ticket!

Fabric: Jade Green Linen

Pattern: Burda 06/2018 #102

Evening Wedding

An evening wedding is formal but not as formal as black tie.  A cocktail dress is perfect for this night time event!  

Fabric: Iris/Orchid/Cop-per Lurex Brocade

Pattern:Vogue 1566

Black Tie Wedding

You can pull out all the stops for a black tie ceremony!  A floor length dress adds to the elegance of the occasion.  

Fabric: Silk Charmeuse-Apple Cider

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Pattern: McCalls 7154

There is a lot of flexibility when it comes to fabric and color choices for weddings and related events.  Use your imagination and have fun shopping from the fabrics at Sew Much Fabric

Fabric ideas posted by Beverly Gatterson, who teaches fashion design at the Art Institute of Houston.

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