January 22, 2021

Upton Mix & Match Expansion: Wedding Inspiration


This week is all about Upton Mix & Match Expansion inspiration, and we’ve saved the best for last: weddings!

As a sewist, is there anything more satisfying or rewarding than sewing your own wedding dress? It’s quite an achievement, but it doesn’t have to be hard or stressful! With the new Upton Mix & Match Expansion, you can craft your perfect plus size wedding dress using the fabric of your choice, all while knowing that you’ll get a great fit and easy-to-follow instructions. This pattern comes in sizes 0-32 and cup sizes C-H, with over 350 possible dress and skirt combinations!

Not on the market for a wedding dress? Many of these looks can be made in non-white fabrics for any formal event you’ve got coming up. (And check out our daywear Upton and party Upton inspiration!)

The Pleated Ballgown

Plus size wedding dress pattern
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I mean, talk about breathtaking! A pleated skirt for va-va-volume paired with delicate lace sleeves is the perfect combination, guaranteed to wow your guests.

Want the look? Pair the Upton’s princess seamed bodice with 3/4th length fitted sleeves, and add a maxi-length pleated skirt.

The Easy-Breezy Daytime Dress

Plus size wedding dress pattern
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Want to skip all the fuss? Skip the ballgown and go for a dress you can bust a move in. An eyelet lace or white linen is ideal for a more causal wedding frock.

Want the look? Go for the Upton’s v-neck darted bodice, short fitted sleeves, and knee-length pleated skirt.

The Elegant All-Over Lace

Plus size wedding dress pattern
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Lace, lace, and more lace! Layer a gorgeous bridal lace over a creamy silk for a gown that is pure elegance.

Want the look? Go for the sleeveless darted bodice with a v-neck front and back, and pair it with a maxi-length gored skirt.

The Beaded Beauty

Plus size wedding dress pattern
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If there’s ever a time to get your bling on, it’s your wedding day! Layer a beaded fabric over delicate silk (or try beading by hand!), then top it off with an elegant skirt.

Want the look? Choose the Upton’s scoop neck darted bodice with short fitted sleeves, and add a maxi-length pleated skirt.

The Dramatic Skirt

Plus size wedding dress pattern
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A wedding gown doesn’t need to be a dress (or white, for that matter!)—how about wedding separates? Pair a fitted top with a voluminous skirt for a look that your guests will rave about all night.

Want the look? Choose the Upton’s maxi-length pleated skirt with a contoured waistband.

Want even more inspiration?

Check out these beautiful bridal and bridesmaid Uptons from sewists in our community!

Feeling inspired? Get your copy of the Upton plus Mix & Match Expansion, and then let’s start sewing! Be sure to tag your makes with #UptonDress or #UptonSkirt on social media so we can inspired from your incredible creations.

Let me know what you think!