DIY wedding garter

DIY wedding garter

Posted by on Sep 9, 2009 in DIY, wedding | No Comments

To make my garter, I first purchased some light blue fabric [my “something blue”], chocolate brown ribbon & rosette accent, and ½” wide white elastic from Jo-Ann Fabrics. I used lace from my mother’s wedding dress, but any wide lace will do. To make the garter: · Cut the blue fabric into a strip 3″ […]






DIY flower girl dress

DIY flower girl dress

Posted by on Sep 9, 2009 in DIY, wedding | No Comments

I looked at quite a few flower girl dresses before making the decision to sew it myself. I still had quite a bit of fabric and ribbon and a stash of appliques left from my mother’s wedding dress, and an amazing family friend [and excellent seamstress,] offered to finish the dress and figured out how […]






DIY wedding day clutch

DIY wedding day clutch

Posted by on Sep 9, 2009 in DIY, wedding | No Comments

While searching the web for an antique-looking but affordable silver purse frame to use for my wedding day clutch, I stumbled across a very helpful blog/online shop “for all bag making fanatics”! Lisa from U-handbag has some great tutorials, tips, and tricks to go along with her shop’s selection of bag making sundries. I purchased […]






something old becomes something new

something old becomes something new

Posted by on Sep 9, 2009 in DIY, wedding | No Comments

My mother was generous enough to offer up her wedding dress to my scissors and allowed me to deconstruct it in order to make some accessories for my wedding day. The dress had plenty of beautiful fabric, lace, and appliques for me to work with, and it was really special to have a part of […]