Friday, 18 January 2013

Wedding Dresses & Bridesmaid shoes

Ok, so I still have to lose some more weight to reach my target, but I took the opportunity to try on a wedding dress today.

There is a shop, close to the flat in London that sell wedding dresses by the designer I like, and who I am taking my inspiration from, so thought  I would try one on.  I am glad I did, because I made a few mental changes to my original plan (but still in keeping with the Art Deco theme).

What I can say, is the dress is beaded, and I have now ordered some bugle beads and small round beads, so that I can try out some beading using a tambour hook.  Sadly I couldn't find a tambour hook for sale on the internet, so the nearest thing I could find, that is very similar, is one that is used to weave real hair extensions (lets hope it works), however I am worried that the hook may be too large for the tiny bugle beads.  If any of you know where to get a tambour hook, please let me know, but I have ordered 6mm beads.



I have found some shoes that two of my bridesmaid like, so have ordered them - the third adult bridesmaid (the others being young children) is very tall, and said that they were far too high for her, so will go for a flat pair.

I also found some Art Deco inspired earrings, so have also ordered those.  I am inching my way forward, but there is still so much to do.

My Friend cancelled her trip to come and stay with me this weekend because of the snow, so I will have to drag my D Mike out with me if we decide to go tomorrow.

Hope you are all doing something wonderful this weekend.

Catch you later.................



6 comments:

  1. Hi! I know your dress is going to be stunning. Besides I like all things art dec√≥...Can´t wait!
    I´m trying to make a simple bra and it´s turning out anything but wonderful...I could use your experience here! Have a fun weekend

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  2. Hi Merche, if you want to send me an email at my PR account, and give me your email address with your question, I'll see if I can be any help, if not I certainly know who to ask.

    http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/sewingclasses/message.pl?ToID=236100&sendmessage=1

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  3. You are ticking off a few boxes on your 'wedding-to-so-list' with all of the above. It must be so much fun hunting around and organising your wedding. The beading sounds brilliant - sorry, can't help with the tambour hook though...J

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  4. Love the beading idea.. Just know your dress is going to be beautiful.. Hope you find the tanbour hook..
    Wasn't it fun trying on the wedding dresses..

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  5. Now if you had ever had a look at my sewing room, you would have known to ask me first if I had a tambour hook. And the answer would have been "YES". I bought it - on the net somewhere - when I was planning the wedding dress for my friend's daughter. In the end I didn't use it. So,it's languishing sadly, but not lonely(!), waiting to be useful.
    I can lend you it if you like?(Even though it hasn't - yet - been used, I want to keep it "just in case").
    However, if you really want your very own (and let's face it, who wouldn't!!), I've just had a look at mine.It's Clover Article No 9900 "Kantan couture" Bead embroidery tool.

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    1. Actually, I'm almost certain I ordered it from here:
      http://www.sewessential.co.uk/Category.asp?CategoryID=1568&NumPerPage=5&page=1

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