you may be wondering what i got up to during my 2 week holiday....
some sewing of course!
... a few months back, my lovely neighbour (who also has a wonderful blog you can view here) kindly asked if i would make 3 flower girl dresses for her late august wedding.
i jumped at the chance to do this girly project, as i up until now, most of the things i make are for the boys in my life. with some spare time during my holiday, i was able to sew to my hearts content, add the finishing touches and hand the dresses over to my very excited neighbour.
... it was nice to be surrounded and immersed in ribbons, frills, flowers and tulle for a while.
... it was also nice to have a project that required such attention to detail. i especially enjoyed the days when i sat quietly in my sunroom (with many cups of tea) and hand-stitched the finer detailing on the dresses.
|2 inch gross grain ribbon was gently hand stitched around each waistband|
|handmade tulle petticoats to add fullness and pop!|
|i have never used so many pins ever. 3 layers of tulle|
stacked under each other that go round & round & round...
|the beautiful toile fabric used for the bodice and contrast trims|
|fold upon fold... very full skirts with contrast hem|
|and trim was added to the base of the waistband ribbons|
thank you kind neighbour... for allowing me this indulgence in some girly sewing pleasure.
:: may your wedding day be perfectly beautiful xx