Something old, Something new, Something borrowed, Something blue…
This wedding definitely had the ‘Something Blue’ 🙂 It was beautiful. Everything flowed so well, lovely and elegant and sweet. The bridesmaids were great gals to work with and I enjoyed every minute of making their dresses. Even the impromptu 5.5 hour round trip one afternoon to discuss the dress pattern with them!
The Dad of the bride is a cousin to my husband. The Mom of the bride and I hit it off from the first time we were together. It has been so fun to watch their girls grow up. They have 4 girls and we have 3. Their youngest is a few months younger than Emma and the next to youngest is a few months older than Emma.
Even more beautiful than the gorgeous wedding details was the love and inspiration of the bride and groom. Well grounded in their walk with the Lord they just radiate, spreading the Love of Christ wherever they go. They are young in years but wise in the knowledge of God.
I’m so happy with the way the dresses turned out. They fit well, the pattern is very flattering, and besides being lovely they are modest. You don’t have to sacrifice modesty to be beautiful!!
Besides making the 5 bridesmaid dresses, I had the privilege of being at the wedding early and making sure all the dresses worked and getting the bride dressed 😀 I got to lace up her corset ties on the back of her dress. I love getting to be involved in the details. We arrived on Friday night when rehearsal was over. I took my pressurized steam iron and ironed the bridesmaids dresses and also the darling little flower girls dresses.
And I borrowed a big camera lens and took a few pics during the photos and the wedding. I’m nowhere near a professional and my pics are rather sad when put beside the ones the photographer took but I had fun and I got in some practice. Can’t learn anything without practice! And there is much to be learned by shadowing a great photographer and just watching. And asking questions if you can sneak a few in 😀
I was happy to get some shots of the dresses I made – you just can’t do them justice when you hang them on a hanger and take a pic. They need to be modeled 😉
I used my Mom’s serger to do the hem of the sheer fabric overlay on the skirts. I would have been pulling my hair out trying to hem those and make them look nice. Or trying to do this with my own serger. My serger has seen too many miles and been through too many thicknesses of fabric. My Mom’s babylock is a dream. My dream is to have one of my own someday 🙂
I love the ripply, flowing effect we managed on the sheer fabric of the skirts. I created it by putting 2 skirt patterns together after trying my own idea and asking a friend for some input. I used a skirt pattern I had found that did the ripply cascade and just added it to the skirt front pattern of the dress. So the dress skirt has 2 layers of sheer in the front. One goes across and hangs free at the right side to create a shear backdrop for where the top cascading piece falls away. It came together beautifully!
I love the effect of the black sashes, black sandals, and black necklaces. So elegant, summery, and fun!
Sew a Fine Seam
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