Ever since I saw Kimi's dress on A $10,000 Wedding, I've been looking for an occasion to get a new dress and do some applique myself (I don't have any existing dresses that would look good with applique added).
That occasion arrived in the form of a Save the Date for an April wedding. Hooray!
I found my ideal dress on JCrew. I guess I should say my "aesthetically ideal" dress, since its price tag ($295) is not reasonable or even fathomable for me. Plus, I doubt it was made in fair factory conditions. Argh!
Needless to say, I am not going to splurge on the dress, despite my eagerness to fancify a pretty dress with applique.
Here are my next steps at this point:
- Go back to my closet to double-check that I don't already have something I could use.
- Go to consignment shops to search for a cute--but used--dress.
- Perhaps settle for making a new pin to go with one of my standard wedding-guest-dresses.
- Maybe think about making my own skirt (skirts are way easier to sew than dresses), doing the applique on the skirt, and pairing it with a fancier top.