Oscars 2018 Inspiration

The awards season is a great time to get inspired for your special occasion event. Here are some looks from this year's Oscars that you can recreate.

Mina Sorvino looks stunning in this gown by Romona Keveza. Recreate it for yourself in one of the many beaded (or non-beaded) lace options we carry in our Bridal/Special Occasion section. 


The matte sheen and drape of our Miyuki satin would work great for a dress like this one Saoirse Ronan (in Calvin Klen by appt.) wore. The Miyuki comes in lots of colours too!


Velvet! A great way to add a bit of dimension to a garment as shown by Ansel Elgort (in Tom Ford) and Armie Hammer (in Giorgio Armani). A Micro velvet fabric would work great for jackets or pants like both men donned on the red carpet. 


The look of this soft flowing gown worn by Emily Blunt (Schiaparelli Haute Couture) could be recreated with a swiss dot mesh and contrast lace trim. To customize the gown to your liking, play around with different colours of satin underneath the mesh as shown here with a soft pink under the white coloured mesh. 


Jennifer Garner looks stunning in this Atelier Versace dress. To an another dimension to your dress look for a tone-on-tone chiffon such as our silhouette frost or cationic chiffon. 


If you prefer a deeper colour dress such as the one worn by Zendaya (in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture) you can add a bit more visual interest by adding more fullness. 


Metallics always are a hit at the awards show as shown with Lupita Nyong'o (in custom Atelier Versace) and Jennifer Lawrence (in Christian Dior). These types of dresses could be made with a nice sequin fabric, metallic knit or even a textured metallic knit like our 'Mermaid' fabric as shown above on the left in silver and gold. 


Our Brazil knit would work great to recreate the look of Helen Mirren (in Reem Acra). 


Another way to create a soft flowing look such as the one worn by Allison Janney (in Reem Acra) would be with to use a nice crepe. If you can't find one with enough weight, you can always do a double layer of a soft crepe such as our crepe de chine or Mirella crepe. 

Runway photos from vogue.com and elle.com. 

Pattern Inspiration

While there not be patterns for the exact styles above, there are still many options to make you custom gown. Or if you are a more seasoned sewist you can always start with a pattern, mock it up and make some alternations to customize your dress to your liking! Here are some possible pattern options:

These patterns are intended for use with knits so they fit snugly and the knits offer a lovely drape. 


These patterns work for woven fabrics such as satins, chiffons and crepe de chines. 

We hope this inspires your next special occasion project. 


Happy Sewing!

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