Chiffon. It’s so light and flowy! But just don’t try to refashion something made of chiffon unless you have expert technical skills and experience with this material.
I was a bridesmaid in my best bud’s wedding in January this year. The chiffon dress was lovely but I knew I wouldn’t wear it again with the hemline being down to my ankles and looking, well, very much like a bridesmaid dress.
Here’s my girlfriend and I doing our silly dance:
The Birkenstocks are a nice finish to the ensemble, wouldn’t you agree? Haha, that was for the end of the night when the heels were too much to handle. Isn’t she a gorgeous bride?!
Here’s another look at the entire bridesmaid dress, silliness aside.
My cousin recently got married in Jasper (so much funnnn!), and I thought this was a perfect opportunity to refashion and re-wear my bridesmaid dress! I started by cutting a high low hemline…and knew this wouldn’t be an easy feat when I could barely cut a straight line. The material was SUPER slippery. I tried to use a rolled hem foot and a tiny needle to do the hem on some scraps as practice, and the result was nothing short of disastrous. So disastrous that I am too embarrassed to post a photo!
In desperation, I brought the dress to the tailor. They used a special tool to blow chalk onto the dress (while I was wearing it) to measure an even hemline. They did a “double baby hem” but didn’t let me in on the details of how they actually did it. The hem looked really clean and professional, and I was very impressed.
Check it out:
I’m so happy I got to wear this again!
I will avoid working with chiffon in the future and leave it to the expert seamstresses.