Recently my sister got married & I was charged with the very important job of making Willow's dress for the occasion. I think the scariest part was cutting into the silk, it was certainly the most expensive fabric I have ever sewn with & as it was left over from my sister's wedding dress I had a finite amount to work with.
Once I got over my initial nerves (& the zip was in) I really enjoyed making the dress, especially hand sewing the lining in & the hem & I'm glad I didn't send it off to a dressmaker.
I also made Ryder a black linen tie to wear, (using the purl bee pattern that I have used before) & lined it with a scrap of dress fabric.
For the bride I made a garter with the silk & some antique lace I had on hand.
It was such a special night but unfortunately Willow got a tummy bug on the day & ended up missing the wedding completely. After all the build up it was heartbreaking, but she happily enjoyed the buffet breakfast at the hotel the next morning in her dress, so at least it got an outing!