Â For those of you who didn’t know, I’m getting married this June (in about 2 months!). We got engaged in December of 2013 and while I’ve been collecting things here and there, I hadn’t really gotten into full-on wedding prep mode until 2015 finally arrived, but believe me, the pressure is now ON! Being me, I’ve decided to DIY a LOT of things for the wedding. Here’s a list of what I hope to accomplish:
This (not surprisingly) has been my most stressful project so far. I found a vintage dress online that I fell in love with and wanted to copy. I looked all over the net for a pattern that would work, finally found it, and then asked the amazing readers of We Sew Retro for some help in getting my hands on the pattern.
A very nice lady in Oklahoma was sweet enough to trace her pattern off for me and send me a copy (for which I am so amazed and grateful!). I worked on grading and adjusting the pattern during a sewing class last fall. I got it fitting pretty well but I wasn’t super happy with the bagginess on the shoulders from the dolman sleeve.
I took a break from it around Christmas and was considering going with a different dress style altogether. I started another sewing class this January and my teacher advised me to keep the original style but change the sleeves to set-in for a more flattering look. I am currently in the process of sewing it up and I’ll be sure to share a more detailed update soon!
I found this nice charcoal gray wool herringbone at Mood Fabrics in LA, which will soon become a vest with the help of this pattern. Needless to say, I will not be adding any zippers or appliques!
Status: Materials purchased.
I ordered some gray petersham ribbon from Britex fabrics that will be made into hair bows for all of the bridesmaids, similar to this photo:
6. Make paper flowers
Status: Materials purchased,Â in-progress
This was a joint effort between Phillip and I and it turned out so great! I’m going to wait to share that one with you after the wedding, when I can get some photos of it actually on the cake, but it was inspired by some great ones I found on Etsy similar to this:
8. Make a fabric garland
Status: Materials purchased, not yet made.
9. Make chair signs
Status: I’m still deciding how I want these to look, but I plan to get them done soon!