Joyce's Formal Gown and Matching Purse

My granddaughter is getting married the evening of May 7. In January, I realized I needed a formal gown for  the event. I found a dress that met her approval on Dillard's website, created a pattern from it, altered it several times, found coordinating fabric at JoAnn's and thereafter, spent every spare minute I had creating it until last week when I finally finished it.

Joyce Rammel

This is the dress from Dillard's that was my inspiration.

I also made a small purse to match the dress using a silver frame I found at Bernina and the pattern that went with it. Since the pattern was for a quilted purse, I had to make several revisions to achieve the effect I wanted.

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Comments: 6
  • #1

    Linda Sanita (Saturday, 24 April 2021 09:10)

    Joyce, you are beyond talented. How beautiful this is. Love it!!

  • #2

    Karla Milota (Sunday, 25 April 2021 07:41)

    So beautiful and the color is flattering

  • #3

    Jean (Sunday, 25 April 2021 09:03)

    Just stunning! I’m so impressed with your creativity.

  • #4

    Phyllis Costa (Sunday, 25 April 2021 09:56)

    Joyce, you look beautiful. What a pretty dress. Congratulations on your granddaughters wedding.

  • #5

    Carol Harvey (Sunday, 25 April 2021 11:13)

    Bravo!!! Quite an achievement and an inspiration to us all.

  • #6

    Kathy Grazio (Wednesday, 05 May 2021 10:27)

    Joyce, such a beautiful dress! You look stunning! Just perfect for your granddaughter’s wedding!