14 December 2010
ready to flower
Well here we have it, a short flowergirl dress to tie in with the bride's dress, (my first cousin's fiancé). The length was intended to be a touch longer, but overall I think she still looks cute and innocent and can get away with it. The bride wanted something classic and simple. What do you think?
Speaking from experience, it's must less harrowing designing and sewing a flowergirl dress for your own wedding when you know it's just you that you have to please. This is in an ivory silk dupioni with an organza skirt overlay and grey silk ribbon tie belt (matches the men's ties and the ringbearer dog's ribbon). We managed to find the grey ballet flats she's wearing today, with only days to spare. I almost indulged in some Bopy ballet flats yesterday, but was quite relieved when the shop owner said they really didn't fit right and recommended I didn't buy them (rare for a shop owner to say). They were..$120, ack, but it was the shape that was winning me over (the toes were not unlike Repettos). Today's pair were at the much more palatable price of $35, and they'll be just fine for the day.
Lucy also had her very first 'proper' haircut today - yes, I've been doing it all along, so I was pretty darn excited to go to a real salon, and a fancy one at that! It's the same place I had my bridal party hair done at (bettjemans), and the stylist Ardita was a honey. Both Lucy and Audrey got tiny mugs of hot chocolate and a lollipop too. And they offered me a coffee, all for a $27 kids haircut. Pretty impressive. Mind you, I did walk out having spent a fair amount on (finally I caved) Moroccan Oil and Kevin Murphy's Born Again masque (which she really couldn't recommend highly enough). Can't wait to try them both. I'll let you know the verdict on them soon.
Between the flowergirl dress, sewing the girls t-shirts (with my new coverstitch machine - heaven!) and sewing my own dress for the wedding, closing my etsy shop early really hasn't made life much less hectic. But I guess I must like it that way.