Friday, 12 August 2011

Bridesmaid dresses

Bridesmaid dresses have been heavy on my mind for the last 8 months! Those that read this blog on a regular basis ( and I thank you) will know my daughter Natalie is getting married on the 17th Sep. I am making all the bridesmaid dresses which are 7 in total!!!
It has been a labour of love as dressmaking is not my passion. Sewing is a passion but more patchwork and quilting which I love. If you also enjoy this subject then come back after the wedding as I hope to maybe post a tutorial for beginners.

I often to make the dresses as the cost for 7 dresses was high. In some ways it has been good as i have improved my sewing skills a great deal. I feel more confident now in my abilities so that has got to be good.
However, there have been times when stress levels are high and panic has set in. I have no one who I could ask to help as I did not have anyone who sews enough to help.

So its been a one woman show for the last 8 months! I also helped make all the invitations (300) the ring pillow , place cards, confetti cones, table plan, and pew end bows  ....phew!
So its been part of my life for nearly and year , but it has been more special as its for such a lovely event.
I will feel a bit lost when its over but then on the up side I can get back to my crafts which I love to do.

So yesterday was a mile stone! I finished the last bridesmaid dress which is for my niece Emma ! There is still finishing to do and pressing but the bulk of the work has been done. Seeing them all hanging up makes me very proud and I do feel a sense of having achieved  something. I think I will not totally relax until they are sitting having the wedding breakfasts and all the pictures have been taken.

So come back after the 17th to see how I got on and what they look like when they are all lined up!
Oh hen night on 27th Aug ...... oh dear help me now lol


  1. WOW.... You are SOME lovely woman. Sewing all those dresses and invitations and all. I applaud you. Thank you so much for finding my blog. I read your last post of the riots and that was so sweet of you to explain it was not the people and I'm sure all readers understand who is doing the rioting. Your posts are extremely interesting and keep us posted on the "real accounts."

    Your daughter's wedding will be a gala event and I look forward to reading about it and seeing pictures.

  2. Thank you manznita how lovely to read your kind comments.
    I'm glad you enjoy the blog and that not all people from the uk or London are bad.
    I love my children very much so I really don't mind lol

  3. Thanks for stopping by and I am following now but your follow do not go through. Could you stop back by and follow. Thanks.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  4. Wow! You go girl. I think its great that you are helping out so much. I'm sure your daughter and fiancee' appreciate it as well. Can't wait to see the dresses.

  5. That was definitely a lot of work. You are amazing to have done it all. Looking forward to you sharing the dresses.

  6. Thanks for everyones comments I will look forward to you seeing the dresses

  7. seriously you are an amazing mom! Your daughter is blessed to have you do so much!!! Go mom!

  8. Wow! I can't even imagine doing that...and I have three daughters! I congratulate you on finishing them! I am here from Over 40 and am a new follower!

  9. Hi kristi and Beth nice to meet you and watch this space for pictures

  10. Your daughter is so fortunate to have a mom like you. I can't believe how much you have done, all a labor of love, and I bet the dresses are very beautiful. You're really a very special person. Will love seeing the photos.

  11. Thanks clipped wings it's done with love and a need to save money lol
    Promise I'll share pictures! Come back after 27th The HEN night lol

  12. ohhhh...fantastic job! Natalie is so lucky to have a mother like you! I'm sure those bridesmaid dresses are very lovely! can't wait to see them! great blog! I really enjoy reading it! Have a wonderful weekend!

  13. Thanks Kim check out my post about the hen night !!!!! Lol
    Promise all wedding details straight after the 17th
    Thanks for reading


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