Well - I do want to blog. I miss being in this place. I believe I'll just start with where I am now and maybe catch up - or maybe not.
I have been sewing - though not loads. September and October were busy months with a visit from the kids (catch up post) and a wedding and vacation.
I made my mother of the bride dress. I started it the first weekend in September and worked on it every moment I wasn't working the entire month. I finished hemming it the night before we flew out.
I also knit 7 shawls - one for the bride, one for each bridesmaid and one for each of the mom's (mother of the bride, mother of the groom, and the bride's step-mom).
I did loads of things I've never done before when sewing. I underlined the entire dress with organza, hand basting the organza to the silk dress with silk thread before cutting each piece from the silk. I wish I had had more time, to do a test run of the techniques, because while I was comfortable in the dress, I don't think it's my best work. And it's probably not surprising to any of you if I tell you the dress is too big for me. I seem to consistently have issues with making a dress actually fit me.
|The Musical One (Maid of Honor) with me pre-wedding|
The dress is a Vogue Designer pattern by Kay Unger, #1392 If you click the link, you will notice my dress is different. I fell in love with the pattern and had to make it. I think my fabric was a bit too soft or fluid for this pattern, but I did it anyway. The Princess (also known as the bride for this post) met up with Carolyn back in July and they went to Mood and bought silk, silk and more silk for my dress and it was mailed to me.
There are no construction photos of the dress. I need to learn how to get them out of my phone. Okay - I feel like this post is disjointed and bouncing all over the place - so I'll leave you with unofficial photos from the wedding.
|the bride and her mom - post wedding.|
|JB and the Bride|
|my girls - The Princess and The Musical One|