The making begins!!! Rose and I looked through my patterns, mainly for me to get an idea about shapes she liked, but she ending up picking one! I had every intention of taking her pattern shopping among the "bridal" selections - but she insisted she was set - so we were off!!!
|It started with the veil that dear Kay contributed. It was attached to a strange plastic and lace "crown" which was not what Roo envisioned at all, so I removed it and covered the edges in a satin ribbon. Later...|
|...a bit of the ribbon used for her dress was hand stitched on.|
|Two combs like this one were hand stitched, side-by-side, to the inner aspect to keep it in place.|
|Here they are. Pretty cute. Hand stitched. Then the seam was machine stitched and serged.|
|The veil was perfect and this is where we decided to add the purple ribbon.|
|I love Neena so much!!!!|
|Voila! Better invisible zip installation! And more hopeful about the result of the ribbon loops, hand basted in place in this pic.|
|I ended up making a straight 10 and still had to take in the sides a bit to get the perfect fit. Mannie is not quite the same size as Roo, but you get the idea!|
|I added a few sweet details. And there was a use for a bit of that elastic! HA!|
|Despite reading grey in this photo...a little 'something blue' was embroidered at the hem.|
It was such a lovely experience to create this dress with and for my Rosie. While it certainly isn't for everyone, I am really glad I did it. I also made it several months ahead. Which meant I didn't have a time crunch and knew we could go buy her something lovely if this process didn't work out!
Next up, runners for her tables:
|They turned out pretty, didn't they?|
I considered wearing this dress, The Bristol Dress by Orageuse , but I had long been thinking of a pattern hack based on this inspo:
Orageuse even provides the deets in a tutorial!
|I paired my new Bristol top with some much worn, but never blogged, Flint Pants from Megan Nielsen in a lovely grey crepe. They started out full length and were worn that way for about a year until I decided they would be more versatile with a bit of a chop. Since then they have gone on dates with dressy heels and to the grocery with tennies!|
|For fun, with just a smidge of fabric left over, I made ANOTHER Tate Top, from Workroom Social, to wear when we decorated the venue and got ready at home. (I know, I have a strange addiction to Tates!)|
Sew and LIVE chaotically! Much love ~ les