When I consulted the bridesmaids & bride, they voted (unanimously) for a knee-length brocade skirt. These are the shoes I had hoped to wear:
|my own design - made up by Shoes of Prey|
But ... things just didn't go well for my feet! I have a long history of various foot problems and when I started wearing these shoes a little bit every day, my feet just freaked out. After a couple of acupuncture treatments and daily soaks in Epsom salts, my feet are coming back to their senses but I cannot be certain I will be able to wear heels at all in a few weeks. So I shopped and found something wearable, though it is way more casual than I had hoped for:
|ECCO Damara sandal|
I just can't see a vintage-y brocade suit with these shoes - so I am thinking about a long skirt again.
|Here I am wearing a bridesmaid dress to see how I like the long skirt idea.|
I wouldn't have a layer of tulle over my blue 4-ply silk, of course.
I do kinda like this.
On Nordstrom's website, they show the ECCO Damara sandal with a really cute casual outfit:
|good news! I will wear these sandals a lot after the wedding for sure.|
But that is not helping me so much with my Mother of the Bride attire.
All "obstacles" are really just design challenges. Everyone has to make accommodations for various factors, right? I'll take this as a challenge and come up with something. And while I am pondering, my ears are WIDE OPEN for suggestions and ideas. Should I consider a pair of dressy wide-legged trousers? Is there anything else I am missing? When it comes to the length of a skirt, I do best with knee length or a long tea length /ankle length skirt. Mid-calf length will look awful.
I can't wait to get into some fall sewing! There are several delicious fabrics from last year that want to morph into new items in my wardrobe. In just a few weeks, it will be time to put all the tulle behind me!
Hope you are having good times in your sewing nook, too!