This is a brazen plea for support. I am making my wedding dress and I would love to speak to others who are currently doing the same. At times I feel overwhelmed and need encouragement whereas sometimes I just want to share progress and fun details but without giving away info to my friends and family, whom I’d like to see it for the first time on the day of the wedding.
I’m self-taught so I’m figuring this design out as I go, hence there will be lots of mistakes and challenges along the way! Whether you’re like me or an experienced sewist, it’d be great to connect.
I am not a bridezilla, nor am I looking to leech off someone else’s knowledge – I’d just like to chat to others with the same project on the go at a time when it can feel all-consuming!
Leave me a comment if you want to get on board! 😊
Summer weddings mean light fabrics, florals and pastel colours. For my friend’s recent wedding in Kent, I opted to make something fun but also serious enough for a church ceremony, which to me meant knee length, covered shoulders and a modest neckline.
Continue reading “The August Wedding Guest Dress”
After I successfully made a dress to wear to a friend’s wedding in June 2016, I decided I would only wear handmade dresses to every wedding I was invited to.
Continue reading “The March Wedding Guest Dress”
The ‘Slow Movement’, as it’s called, seemed to emerge (or at least, I started reading about it) last year but it’s essentially just mindfulness in everyday living rather than rushing about and never taking anything in. Basically, we hand crafters have been doing it for far longer than these trendy women’s magazine writers would like to think! 😉 Continue reading “Slow TV”
Hello lovely people,
I’ve fallen in love with this dress:
Whilst I could just splash out the £67 and buy it RTW, this looks like such a delicious project and buying RTW for attending a wedding is kind of against my plans.
So, clever peeps, any ideas about similar dress patterns available to purchase? And, more importantly, what kind of fabric do you reckon this is? I looked at the description on the website but it didn’t say.
I love the navy and the bold floral print so something akin to this would be ideal but I would consider fabric in a different base colour if necessary.
So, any suggestions? Go!
There are many things I appreciate about the online sewing community but the top most reason they rock is because there’s no snobbery. My other ‘worlds’ have been horses and amateur drama, both zones that seem to attract the worst of the worse in terms of one-up-manship and Keeping Up With The Jones’. There are some perfectly good eggs too but the overlying attitude is one of rigid adherence to hierarchy and self-promotion.
However, I never get this vibe from sewists. Which is why I feel perfectly happy to share with you some of my ‘sewing sins’, many of which I know are not unique to me! Continue reading “Slapdash Sewing Sins”
I finally finished an (at-times-challenging) Lena Wrap Dress hack; the Lena Just Wrap!
Continue reading “Wrap It Up”