In my last blog picked some of my favourite patterns for a new baby in light of the new royal birth. Now we can look forward to another royal occasion – the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle – another great excuse for dressing up and for parties! I’ve picked my favourites for special occasions.
Bring on the Bridal party
What will Meghan Markle wear? Will it be form fitting or full blown. I particularly like this chic and stylish wedding gown that is fitted and very simple at the front with a ‘wow factor’ lacy panel and covered buttons at the back – perfect for a big church wedding when all eyes are on the bride.
But, it’s not just the bride that will be dressed up. It’s a great opportunity to put on the glad rags ourselves. My pick of the patterns includes an elegant bias cut dress shown here in a fabulous red satin. It’s a Vogue Pattern by Tom and Linda Platt, Number 1208 and is perfect for a guest or as a going away outfit.
Or if you prefer to cover your arms, try Vogue Pattern 1536, also by Tom and Linda Platt. This sleeveless dress is fitted and topped with a cropped jacket with amazing back detail. It looks great here in a triple crepe.
Vogue Pattern 1532 is another delight for a special occasion, this time a strappy dress is covered with an unusual chiffon batwing top with jewelled cuffs.
If you like full skirts, try Vogue Pattern 9292 which is a panelled dress that fits through the body and flares into a full skirt – stunning in shot silk or satin.
Finally, for partying the evening away, this tiered strappy dress definitely fits the bill (McCall 6646). It’s an old favourite of mine and never seems to date.