Mother of the Bride

Mother of the Bride

As you can see below, I’ve had a busy summer getting ready for our daughter’s wedding.  No, I did not make her wedding dress!  Everyone asks, but this is not my specialty nor my interest.  I told Cassie when she was 3 years old not to expect that!  We had great fun shopping together and choosing a simple gown that suited her well.  My dress on the other hand became a search for the impossible!  How many of you have been through that experience?  I really didn’t want to make it myself and fortunately I made the right decision as life caught up with us this summer in the form of an unexpected illness for my husband–he’s doing fine now.

SO-o-o  Evelyn Bash of Evelyn Bash Bridal Couture just happens to work for us 2 days a week in our sample area.  She was up to the task, and I was thrilled.  After some searching, I chose a luxurious 4-ply silk crepe in a rich raspberry color.  We found a pattern that had some elements that we knew would flatter me — tailored jacket with a face-framing collar.  Evelyn used her design skills to adapt the rest of the pattern to a more flattering silhouette for me.  For more details, read on.  The wedding day was glorious and I felt fabulous in my Sawyer Brook fabric!!

Barb’s ensemble was designed by our own Evelyn Bash, using… Sawyer Brook fabrics and buttons!
The Fabric:

Wedding Song

silk crepe

The Buttons:


beaded glass

The Lining:


silk charmeuse

Mother of the bride dress

Wedded Bliss

“We discussed Barb’s style– tailored, not into glitz, doesn’t wear much jewelry and incorporated that into designing with angles to produce drama and effect. The design elements included a stand up collar and angled hems on jacket and skirt.”

The problem: Solve potential structural issues between the drapey 4-ply silk and stiff interfacings needed to produce the elemental details…

The solution: Fuse the interfacing to the silk broadcloth underlining!

Evelyn Bash Bridal Couture

One Response to “Mother of the Bride”

  1. Patricia R. Moore


    Truly a beautiful outfit!  You are glowing, congrats!  Great color and looks great on you.

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