Are you attending a wedding soon and want to stand out with a unique and handmade garment? Why not consider sewing your own wedding guest outfit? By sewing your outfit, you can customize it to suit your personal style and ensure a perfect fit. In this blog post, we have collated some of our Friday Pattern Company sewing patterns that would work perfectly for a wedding! Continue reading to find out more.
The Wilder Gown pattern is such a dreamy dress and a great staple for beginner sewists. Depending on the fabric you choose, it can turn into such a delicate and whimsical gown, perfect for a special occasion.
Above are some ready-to-wear inspiration for wedding guest attire using the Wilder Gown. Depending on the vibe or theme of the wedding you're attending will depend how formal you will want the dress. Chose a floral viscose or lawn for something more smart-casual, and that can be re-styled again after the wedding. Or if it's a fancy affair, think about chiffon, Jacquard, tulle or silk as a fabric option, this will create a beautiful princess-style of gown, one you will feel amazing and glamorous in.
The Wilder Gown Pattern comes with a short and long sleeve option, so there are plenty of ways you can alter the pattern to suit the style of dress you're after. We also have a sewing hack YouTube Video to create a sleeveless Wilder gown (like the second ready-to-wear dress)! Add scallop edging in the seams for a designer Parisian feel.
Saltwater Slip Dress
The Saltwater Slip Dress is a beautiful yet simple design, that when made in a fabric like silk, can look luxurious. Worn with heeled sandals and styled with a lace jacket or blazer would be a beautiful wedding guest outfit.
As you can see from the above ready-to-wear a slip dress can be a beautiful yet simple dress. Elevate the Saltwater Slip with ruffle hem details, a slit up the skirt or cross over straps at the back! There are many ways you can alter and hack the pattern to create gorgeous versions to suit your personal style.
The above versions feature fabrics from Blackbird Fabrics, including a swimwear nylon animal print fabric and a double crepe in the shade pear.
The Heather Blazer is a go-to staple piece for any me-made wardrobe, but it can easily become a beautiful matching suit for a special occasion. Style the Heather Blazer over a dress, make some matching pants, or turn it into a blazer dress! There are a lot of awesome options for this pattern to make the perfect wedding guest outfit, see some ideas below.
Match the Heather Blazer with some wide leg pants, dressy shorts and a corset, or make in a statement fabric! There's so much fun you can have with a blazer, or you can go simple and classic to re-wear over and over.
Above are a couple of Heather Blazer design ideas using fabrics that would be lovely for a wedding outfit, including a Cotton Twill in the shade Mulberry from Core Fabrics, and a Textured Wavy Jacquard also from Core Fabrics.
Saturday Skirt Set
Last but not least, the Saturday Skirt Set is the ultimate coordinated combo to elevate your wedding guest style. It's a great set to make because you can wear each piece as separates and create a mini capsule wardrobe for future occasions. A coordinated outfit has become a goto for effortless style, and the Saturday Skirt Set does just that, it combines a collared relaxed tie up shirt, with an A-line skirt with gorgeous drape; together they're the perfect pairing.
As you can see in the ready-to-wear examples you could really create some beautiful matching sets; a mix-and-match color block set would be beautiful, as would a block color like a statement green or muted beige.
The above fabrics are from New Craft House. The green/grey fabric is a lightweight silk crepe in a forest green shade, and the beautiful chandelier fabric is a Liberty Garland Silk. These fabrics would create something luxurious and glamorous, perfect for sipping on bubbles and enjoying wonderful wedding day.
Creating the perfect sewing pattern for a wedding guest outfit can be exciting and fun. By considering the style, season, and personal preferences, you can create a stunning ensemble that reflects your unique taste and personal style. So grab your sewing machine, unleash your creativity, and get ready to turn heads as the best-dressed wedding guest!