I love weddings-doesn't everyone?
But do you know what I love more?
Sewing for weddings!
Liddy and Tilly were able to squeeze into their silk Apple Picking and Family Reunion dresses one last time.
Hugo was sorted.
He had his Liberty shirt and Sketchbook trousers with a snappy waist coat and silk tie.
But the Twins had grown and their best frocks simply did not fit!
Both were keen to have a lot of input!
Elsa badly wanted a bubble dress and we discovered this pattern on Etsy.
A few months back we found several yards of vintage John Kaldor heavy taffeta in a country town Op-Shop. Her measurements put her in the 8 but it was huge.
I ended up pinning,tucking and handsewing a good four inches out of the back of the dress after I had sewn it.
The dress was very easy to sew. I did decide to fully line it and I am glad I did and I would strongly recommend doing so.
The instructions for the beautiful bow is included in the pattern.
We attend enough formal functions that the Fab Five really do require a evening coat.
I had purchased some curtain remnants and Elsa chose a charcoal cotton/linen mix for a Kestrel coat.
I added a few inches to the sleeves but not to the length.
It sat at her waist nicely.
Some bright rose printed poplin gave the lining a kick of colour!
Zara was keen for a halter dress using a very unusual combination of vintage linen and dupion silk.
We used another Nina Bonita pattern but as it only went up to a 5T it took quite a bit of altering and several muslins.
It was worth all the work.
For a coat we chose the new oliver+s pattern Secret Agent coat,and made it up in another curtain remnant. This time a linen/rayon mix.
The fabric was a fraying nightmare so I lined it with a coral de-lustered satin.
All present and correct.
With five minutes to spare.
The wedding was breath taking.
And three little sisters took a piece of wedding cake home to put under their pillow to dream of their future sweetheart.
Just like their Mummy used to do.
Reception photos by Lidia Keller.
(All 467 of them)!