With only 3 weeks to go until ‘THE BIG DAY’ I have come to realise that there will be a time to which I am now constantly referring as, ‘after the wedding’.
I have so much I want to do ‘after the wedding’.
Lamp shade making, felting, crocheting for the grangerange’s yarn bombing and getting back into my baking (once there is no longer any fear of not fitting into ‘the dress’), all feature on the horizon.
But my greatest wish is to turn my attention to dressmaking. I was truly humbled last weekend at the Minerva Crafts Meet Up. Before the day a competition had been announced by Minerva Crafts. They invited all public and bloggers alike to turn up in a hand made item.
On arrival they were badged with a ‘vote for me’ sticker. Within our goody bags we found 2 more stickers, a heart and a star. We were to use the stickers to vote for our favourites. The dress/outfit with the most stickers at the end of the day won a prize. Well it was all a little embarrassing for me at the beginning, sticking a sticker on the body of a stranger! But as the stickers built up, everyone entered into the spirit of things.
Well, the dresses, blouses, skirts, shawls were absolutely amazing! All styles, all sizes, adorning all ages. And so beautifully made! I came to realise how a bespoke, well hand fitted garment does wonderful things to compliment a lady, what ever her size.
So I am starting very small and very easy. I have been advised to purchase the Collette Sewing Handbook by my new blogger friend, Louise of Sewsensational.
I have a pattern (the top) and fabric, purchased on the day.
I have even washed and ironed the fabric.
I am itching to get going but my attention must be drawn first to table plans.
Have a lovely weekend
Love, Lucie x
Photos courtesy of Minerva Crafts. To see more photos of the day, follow this link here