Friday, January 9, 2009

Save the Date

It is a truth universally acknowleged that a woman in possession of a family wedding invitation must be in want of a new dress (and is also immediately on a diet.) We received the "save the date" postcard yesterday. Unfortunately all it asks is to save August 1st in North Lake Tahoe. Details such as inside? Outside? Formal? Barefoot with daisies? Sincere reading of poems written on birchbark? not indicated.
Luckily my daughter returns from Italy this weekend and we can confer on our strategy. The last family wedding we attended, I made a formal silk dupioni skirt which was worn with a silk kimono sleeved jacket that was admired by all. Mr. Hunting Creek says, "Why don't you wear that pretty suit you have?". "I can't wear the same outfit I wore two years ago!", I cry. Men! They just don't understand.
Outside, informal, the McCalls shirtdress above in silk would be appropriate.
Or maybe Vogue 1044 WITH the hat? I love hats and never get to wear them.

Maybe this will be an excellent excuse to use some of my vintage patterns and wildly impractical fabric stash?
What do you make for weddings? (My son says weddings are just an excuse for women to dress up and he isn't far wrong.)
Happy Sewing!


Lindsay T said...

Hmm, I haven't been to a wedding in awhile because we're at that stage where our friends and relative's kids are still too young. So I'm out of touch. Curious to see what others say.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

The only consolation for having to go to weddings is the new dress, imo. (Lovely Jane Austen reference, btw.) But you definitely need details before you can plan! How inconsiderate not to take the guests wardrobe-planning needs into account in the save the date!

Nancy K said...

The McCalls dress is similar to the Bottega Veneta dress I made for a summer wedding last year. (This was the pattern that Knipmode so handily provided). It was a hot mid western location, though inside and it worked well. The location is bound to be hot, in the summer no? So, short sleeved anything is good. Of course, you could always ask.