Here it is November and I am finally getting around to taking pictures and posting about my most current sewing project! When dear friends Elle and Sean announced their wedding planned for Sept 6 at the Maryhill Museum in the beautiful Columbia Gorge, I immediately started thinking about what to wear. Going through my patterns I thought that Butterick pattern #5962 would be the perfect choice. I liked the vintage styling of the jacket and skirt, dressy enough for a wedding but the jacket would also look great with jeans or capris. I found the perfect fabric at the Sellwood Mill End in their "New York Cuts" section. The fabric content was unidentified but it feels like a cross between a taffeta and a shantung with a lovely flamestitch pattern. The pattern was probably one of the most challenging that I have tackled ye,t but I am pleased with the final result. For the skirt, I chose a dressy coated lightweight denim and lined it with an aqua lining fabric.
The weather for the wedding was remarkable for the gorge! It is usually windy and hot, but there was absolutely no wind and the wedding could not have been more perfect! The bride was absolutely beautiful and the groom unbelievably handsome!