Voile seams

Voile seams

After sewing my side seams in the voile I had to remove the thread tracing. It shows here why its nice to do the thread ends away from the seam well into the seam allowance –  You can just snip close to the knotting and know that it will be cut away when it...
Bridesmaids’ fur shrugs completed!

Bridesmaids’ fur shrugs completed!

All cut out, darts sewn, and ready to go… Simply sewn around the edges, leaving a gap at the bottom. Then Notches and slits so that the curves will work properly once turned right way out. All four turned the right way out – I only need three for the...
Centrepieces

Centrepieces

I realised I never posted about the centrepieces! The recipe (makes one centrepiece): Ingredients: 1 50cm glass vase Approx 5 handfuls of river stones 2-3 branches Strong Wire (and pliers to cut and shape) 14 Frosted tealight holders (replace 2-3 with lace tealight...
Starting the Fur Shrugs for the Bridesmaids

Starting the Fur Shrugs for the Bridesmaids

With the help of my chief bridesmaid I used thick scrap fabric to create a shrug pattern. Its quite simple with just two darts as shoulder seams. It will fasten at the front with a ribbon or a button. I drafted just one side – its loose so two sided fittings...
Hiding the dress away for a while

Hiding the dress away for a while

A small pic to show some progress. I’ve sewn almost all the lace motifs onto the bottom layer and rethought my skirt design slightly.  On the bottom layer – small ‘spikes’ of motifs will run up each seam and the centre back seam will have...