My cousin is marrying his lovely fiancé in October, only a week after my own one year anniversary. I am very excited to see the two of them wed. They have been together, I believe, since middle school. If not officially together, then I know they have been friends at least that long.
That being said, I have been rolling around the idea of what to wear to their wedding for a while now. A big factor in this process for me was the time line of when my husband and I decided to start our own family. Would I be trying to hide the early stages of pregnancy from my family*, and thus not be wearing a tight fitting style dress? Or would I have lost a great amount of weight because I actually stuck to my exercise routine? (I fell off that wagon, again. Maybe some day I will actually stick to an exercising routine!)
So, knowing my body, and honoring it better this time than the last dress I made, I started thinking about skirts that would flatter my figure but still be functional. (Read as: I can still walk, sit, and dance.) Knowing that this event will be a bit less formal than my own wedding, but still a traditional wedding, I want to be fashionable, but still keep a simple, classical look while flattering my figure and not out-dressing the event.
My solution, a Frankendress.
Okay, I know that doesn’t sound like any of the things I described above, but it will be. By taking into account my body shape, pear, I have concluded that the dress will have a full skirt about knee length, or slightly shorter, a fitted bodice with keyhole bolero style shoulders. It will be a beautiful plum color shantung fabric, possibly with a matching jacket.
So why call it a Frankendress? Because I am taking bits and pieces of other dresses that I have made and putting them together to suit my own vision. I am even going to be drafting some of the pieces myself A FIRST! Hence the name Frankendress.
More updates, and pictures, to follow!
* Don’t judge me for wanting to hid my early stages of pregnancy. I am not one of those people who wants the whole world to know I am pregnant before my second trimester, and even then I would like to keep it to ourselves. Of course, this is all hypothetical as we are NOT currently trying to get pregnant. But in that situation, I do not want the whole family to find out AT MY COUSIN’S WEDDING. That day is for them, not the day to tell everyone that we are expecting.