Things 321 – 332

Dum dum dee dum…

Today’s theme is Wedding Extravaganza.

Three weeks ago I posted about some work-in-progress flower girl dresses. The wedding celebration is tomorrow so I’m relieved to announce the dresses are done. I don’t have photos of them in action yet, but here are the completed dresses:




What a learning curve, wrestling with yards and yards of satin and tulle. Each dress has a tulle slip plus another satin slip with a giant tulle ruffle. The dresses look much pouffier when worn than they do here on a hanger.




The zippers, as usual, gave much grief, but eventually submitted to my will. Not before I sewed my finger to the champagne dress, though. The machine needle actually went through the tip of my index finger. Fortunately I did not bleed on the dress.


Next I made some matching bracelets for the flower girls. I rummaged through my stash and found an assortment of champagne and pink beads. These I strung on elastic: three tiny ones for the littlest of the flower girls (who will be wearing the dresses I made) and one bigger one for the older flower girl (whose dress I didn’t make).




The girls were taken care of so I moved on to the boys’ outfits. Using the same champagne satin from the dresses I made matching bow ties for four little boys.





The Bosco bow tie pattern from is quick, easy and free. With a bit of starch, some sewing and liberal use of my glue gun I finished these in an afternoon. They just need velcro or a safety pin to attach them under the collar.

Finally, for the sister of the groom (and mother of three of the flower girls and dear, dear friend of mine) I made a necklace.





I’ve had these vintage turquoise Swarovski crystals for many years. I’ve tried to use them several times in the past but it never worked out quite right. This time I paired them with navy blue glass and metal seed beads in a two-strand necklace that came together effortlessly. It was obviously meant to be.


So everyone’s ready and the celebration can begin. Congratulations, Ardjan & Erin!


Cost of these Things:  0
Cost of all Things to date: €304.59

  2 comments for “Things 321 – 332

  1. Tobi
    December 29, 2014 at 12:19 am

    You never cease to amaze. I especially love that necklace. Great work!

  2. Mirjam
    February 11, 2015 at 4:53 am

    You did a beautiful job on all of it!! Thank you!

    Mirjam (Hanneke’s sister)
    (just catching up on your blog 🙂

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