Well, it's been a while since my last post, which is mostly because not a lot has happened on the wedding dress front. Now all of a sudden, you'll be pleased to know, we're off and running!
The pretend dress was pinned and cut out a couple of weeks ago - special thanks to Charlotte for helping with the pinning - and then it sat in it's special box waiting for some attention...and waiting...and waiting....
Lots of other lovely things happened in between, of course... like receiving a stash of vintage Laura Ashley material that a friend found in her attic! Can you believe it?! Talk about palpitations! My brain has now gone into overdrive creating all sorts of stuff with the various colours and material types. First up, though was a green dress for C to wear to school for Green Day last Friday. We don't really 'do' green in our house so that was a challenge. She was thrilled with her dress, although my handsewing wasn't up to much - the popper came unstitched so the belt didn't stay on all day. She didn't seem to mind though, thankfully!
And, most exciting, our front door has finally been painted. We've only been here for ten years! The front of our house no longer looks like a student house! Evidence herewith. Thanks to Farrow & Ball for providing the very lovely Pelt colour. Since this pic, there is now a very stylish 'three' in the glass above the door. Yippee!
And today, what an exciting morning! After dropping the girls off at school and nursery, I sewed the pretend dress, just in time for the bride-to-be to try it on before heading to the material shop to purchase the proper stuff. Talk about cutting it fine!
Hooray, hooray, B2B (wow, it really is the right name for you, Jess!) is a perfect 10 - not the mix of sizes the pattern measurements predicted (thank goodness says the dressmaker!). It is SO the perfect style for this B2B and I'm SO excited about making it.
We trotted off to the shop, stroked the material a lot and then bought all the gubbings for said item - silk, lining, bones, interfacing, thread. No zip available but I'll get that elsewhere. How truly fabulous.
All followed up by a delicious coffee and croissant in a fab little coffee shop that I knew nothing about. It's a bit tiny so probably not suitable with kids, but hey, mummys need some secret places sometimes too!
After all that excitement, I now need to do the much more mundane house cleaning! I can think of a hundred lovely things I'd rather be doing.....