Monday 6 October 2014

Project WO!

My sister in law is getting married next year.  My 2 boys will be page boys and my husband is giving her away.  As a result I feel like I should make an effort!!

I thought I would set myself a challenge.  This years challenge was to set up the craft stall and Etsy shop, which is done and ticking over nicely.  So for this next year I thought I would set myself Project Wedding Outfit - where I make pretty much everything I intend to wear.

Project WO will therefore, consist of:

A wrap dress - I have been reading 'What not to wear' and have decided this is the best type of dress for my figure.  I will need a pattern and think I have decided on the ultimate wrap dress by Sew Over It.  I have a day off (without children) at the start of December so I will source some fabric on that day.  In the meantime I shall order some relatively cheap stretch fabric to make myself a muslin first (I shall do this properly!!)

Shawl - I would like a smallish lightweight shawl to wear as although the wedding is in July I may need it to go into the evening.  I have knitted a Boo knits shawl in the past and found it easy to follow but lovely to look at, so am thinking of one of these - possibly Fragile Heart.  I can't buy yarn yet as it will depend on my choice of fabric for the dress.

Corsage - I have made a number of fabric flowers for the stall as in the tutorial so I will probably make one of these.

Knitted handbag with wooden handles - Again something I have made for the stall in superchunky, but I will make one to coordinate with the dress.  I may make it in a finer yarn but I will keep looking for a pattern for this.  Maybe something along these lines:

Shoes - I will not be making!  I am hoping my wedding shoes might be appropriate - I kept them from 10 years ago but have never worn them again.

Underwear - I will not be attempting a bra (will buy one!).  However, I have been seduced by the knicker kits at Sew Over It and may make my own - but we will see.
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Jewelry - I have made my own jewelry, but it depends what it all looks like as to whether I buy some or make some.

Wedding Cake - I have been asked to make this - I know no more at the moment, so will update when I know.

So there we have it, my new project.  I am going to aim to blog about this regularly, hopefully, once a week although I may combine it with a WIP Wednesday if there is not much happening on the outfit front!!  I shall also add it to my Year of Projects list.

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  1. Sounds like a great project to keep you busy over the coming months. I look forward to seeing it all come together and the weekly posts.

  2. Wow! Sounds ambitious but will be amazing! Love that shawl.

  3. Love the shawl- such a pretty grey- I bet it will be well loved.

  4. Wow sounds like a wonderful project. That shawl is gorgeous btw, I love Boo's designs :)

  5. Sounds like you are going to be busy, the shawl is gorgeous as are the cute little flowers, thanks for the lovely comments you have left on my blog
    Clare x

  6. Sounds like a great project - lots to keep you busy there!

  7. Your handmade wedding outfit is going to look fabulous, the beads are lovely on the shawl, it looks so pretty and delicate.

  8. Awesome tasks ahead of you! You go girl :)
    Have fun!

  9. I'm just catching up... this sounds like a lot of fun to do, I will read and watch with interest x

  10. This is a super creative project. I love each idea!