Last week end, Mister asked me when I last posted an entry on my blog. I looked, and it was in September 2011 ! Almost a year and a half ago...
So many things happened since then : I kept on working on my full time job, winter arrived, I planned a wedding (mine by the way!!!), we bought a house, we moved in the house, we went on a honeymoon and we adopted two lovely kittens ! All those days, I never really stopped sewing, but the amount of time and energy I had available for my crafty hobby was fully used for the actual sewing, and there was none left to write notes or take pictures to document said notes.
|Introducing Wellington (the contortionist) and Napoleon (with the white nose)|
I have now decided that I had to take more time for this blog, because I really enjoy it, and I miss it. Also because people kept on suscribing to it ! I have a lot of ideas of what I could write about. There are quite a few projects I have finished, involving Colette and Gertie patterns. But I thought that today would be a GREAT catch up on the last year, and especially on wedding related things:)
We had not one but TWO weddings. The first small one was the legal one, in the Netherlands, where we live with just the close family and friends. On a lovely July monday morning, we walked to the town hall to get officially married by the mayor. For that day, I actually made my own dress !
I had already purchased my big traditional wedding ceremony dress (coming in a later post) and I wanted something more quirky for that day, and mostly, something I could sew up in a week end, for less than 100 EUROS ! Challenge accepted !
I wanted a few things :
- lace all over
- a pop of colour
- bare shoulders
- short at the front and long at the back
I already had a brilliant idea for the lace. Where do you get cheap lace looking fabric in big pannels ? In IKEA ! And yes, I did buy curtains for almost nothing ! I also got a nice white fabric that had a minty sheen to it, to pair the lace with. And finally, I decided to go for a contrasting green lining. Ok, some of you may think that green does not bring any luck, but I thought that that was THE occasion to go extra crazy :)
Now, for the pattern, I stole a random top from one of my Burdas and I added an asymetric simple circle skirt to it. This was also my first attempt at boning, and I found those rigilene strips quite straightforward. They are so easy to sew on ! I have also made a simple belt with the contrasting lining. Now, we don't have a lot of pictures of that day, as it was a simple family lunch. But I'm sure you will get a great idea with this. This is me, and my lovely family :)
That's it for the first post! The next one will be about our big wedding day in Belgium! With the big dress. I will also talk about the bridesmaids dresses I made, all from different patterns but with the same fabric. Plus the dress of our cute flower girl!