Welcome - I trust you will enjoy a non-card related craft post this afternoon.
It all started appox. 12 months ago when a young friend announced her engagement, and I offered to make her wedding gown.....
So there was a shopping trip to a larger centre, and I came home with metres of chiffon, satin, lining, satin binding etc.
A few weeks later I received the lace, which made me drool it was so beautiful.
There was another woman making the bridesmaids dresses, but her machine could not handle the chiffon, so I also ended up with some of the bridesmaids sewing to do too!
Four weeks ago I started with the chiffon 'shrugs'...
Then came the frock, and the fittings, and the alterations to ensure it was a good fit - all between trips back and forth between where she is living now, and here, for the bride, as she had some commitments there which were unavoidable. Made for fun at times, but we persevered and had a good result.
One of the parts I really loved was working with the lace, and here is a view of it attached to the top of the bodice of the frock.
One of the last parts to be made was the train - of two layers of chiffon. This is a snap of just the end of it,
after the metres and metres of
hand stitching the bias to the inside.
And here is the finished product
And the box of scraps at the foot of my sewing machine, which has not done so much sewing for a very long time!!
And some photos of the big day - it was warm enough that the bridesmaids did not need to wear their shrugs..
On her father's arm....
Presenting Mr Craig and Mrs Sheryl Hoare
The bridal party outside the church - just as it started to rain, and before everyone was posed......
I trust you enjoyed this post, and I will be back to stamping and paper-craft shortly.
May your day be blessed.