That is now all the practice bridesmaids dresses done. I haven't actually seen the other two wearing them. I simply bump into a mutual uni friend every now and again and they will comment "K looks amazing in the dress you made!"
Saturday, 27 September 2014
Thursday, 11 September 2014
|The skirt swamping my dress form|
This skirt came from a friend of my Mum's. It was almost ankle length, about a size 22, and elasticised in back waistband.
I unpicked the side seams and kept the front section as is, then measured the back section on my dress form sewed it back together and placed a new waistband in, no elastic needed!
I then hemmed it to just below the knee, a very flattering length.
I wore it today to uni, it's so comfortable, I will have to find more tops to match with it.
The buttons are mother of pearl, expect the bottom two which are odd. I will replace them, and also sew another button hole; they stop about three inches above the hem, and the flapping was annoying me a little today.
So a lovely rayon skirt for free in a lovely colour that I would not have worn otherwise.
|Today's uni outfit|
Saturday, 6 September 2014
I still haven't made my sister her practice dress for the wedding, as I was waiting for her to have school finished with. However, after the upteenth dress try on, I told her we were going to the fabric shop, and I would make it for her by next Wednesday. We found the fabric, then went back and got matching shoes.
The fabric is lovely; it's the blue colourway of my engagement dress, and I got four metres in case I want to make something else at the end.
I am so excited for this project!!!!
In other news, I finished the other practice dresses this week, been working on wedding dress prototypes and doing a lot of sewing, not much in the way of finished items to blog. Hoping to be blogging more in the next weeks