My friend Ryan is getting married to a wonderful girl Brittany in November. I was invited to her bridal shower and since her colors are yellow and grey, I wanted to wear something to fit with the event.
Oh hey, my colors are also yellow and grey! Ryan- it looks like you picked a great girl! I really liked that this dress had the feel of a shift dress. It wasn't too tight anywhere and the material had a good amount of structure to it.
...but, like any great dress, it had shoulder pads! No worries though, with two snips, they were gone!
I actually really liked the sleeves as well, but with the look I wanted, I couldn't figure out how to save them. (I'm totally keeping them and adding them to something later!)
Goodbye fabulous sleeves!
I had to cut the "straps" twice so that they would fit my small shoulder frame. Once they were correct, I hemmed the raw edges over.
Now for the fun part! I've had an incredibly hard time finding lace the way I want. Lucky for me, my mother recently purchased an embroidery machine!!! I knew that I wanted the lace to be a gold color so it would go with the dress. I found this lace pattern here.
I used the Water Soluble Embroidery Stabilizer to create the design.
Then I soaked it in warm water for about 5 secs and the stabilizer washed away.
I then hand sewed the design onto the top of the dress.
Time to go celebrate with my friends!
Aly, the maid of honor, had come up with some WONDERFUL game ideas. The groom and I went to school together so I had heard all of the stories from his point of view. What is their favorite restaurant? Mexican. Just Mexican.
I got Brittany a hand painted tote bag. She laughed because she had seen me pin this on my Pinterest board and knew it was coming.
I made her tote bag in her wedding colors :)
We then played the make a Toilet Paper wedding dress which is probably my favorite bridal shower game. You split the guests into groups and have them decorate some of the other guests. The bride gets to select her favorite. Mrs. Jean in the middle won. She mostly won because she was selling this dress. It was too funny!
Aly and I are the super bridesmaids! I brought the yellow tulle and Aly made her a veil out of it. Our veil= $1. David's Bridal Veil's = $200+. Ours is WAY better!
Here's our action shot!
Aly made a fantastic bow bouquet out of the wrappings for Brittany.
We might have had a little bit too much fun play practicing for the wedding!
This dress was SUPER fun to wear and turned out way better than I had imagined!
It was such a beautiful day / night that we headed to the beach. Selfies with the ocean? Always a great choice!
I never miss an opportunity to stick my feet in the ocean. I love the beach!
I can't wait until November to watch yall exchange "I do"'s and so I can stick my feet back in the ocean :P
Hi! I'm Katie. I am a fun loving, adventurous DIY-er, designer and artist. You can find my artwork here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/3000yardsofthread