Not all wedding gowns need to be long trains and mountains of tulle. The Hyacinth Gown free sewing pattern features a billowing sway back and a daring leg slit for the bride that’s loving the current minimalism trend. Paired with Mood’s fluid new metallic chiffon, this redux sets a gold standard for being simple, yet endlessly chic.
For full pattern instructions, please visit the original post here! All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 22.
For this Redux, rather than have the two princess seams go all the way to the hem in the front, I decided to combine them and simply cut the slit along one of the original seams. This created a slightly more elegant skirt silhouette and I absolutely love the result.
To do this on your own, simply cut the front dress panels at the waistline and tape the center front skirt to the side front skirt, overlapping them 1″ to account for the 1/2″ seam allowance. Cut the new skirt panel with the center front on the fold and add 1/2″ seam allowance along the top edge. Add a 1/2″ seam allowance to the bottom of the front bodice pieces as well.
I absolutely adore the double layer created by the metallic chiffon and the satin. Will you be trying out this Redux? Let me know what fabric combinations you’re considering in the comments!