Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Wedding sneak peek

Way back when my sister-in-law got engaged, I volunteered to sew the ring bearer and flower girl outfits for the five littles in the ceremony (my offspring account for 60 percent of said littles).  I had planned to sew during the end of April and first half of May, but then my mother passed and I went home for the funeral, and honestly I didn't feel much like sewing for awhile.  I finally got started about 12 days ago and after some seriously furious sewing, I am done.

I'll be double-posting this project to provide modeled pictures after the Labor Day wedding, but for now here is a sneak peek.


The ring bearers will be wearing Oliver+S Art Museum ensembles.  The vests are gray-and-white gingham save for the back, which is khaki twill to match the pants.  I really love the effect the gingham has when turned diagonally for the welt pockets.  The shirts are store-bought (I really need to be packing), and I made snap-on bow ties for them.  This was necessary because the shirts have mandarin collars, but I think it is more comfortable for little boys than a band that goes all the way around the neck.


The flower girls will be wearing dresses made from a mishmash of the Oliver+S Music Box Jumper and Bubble Dress patterns.  I used cotton batiste for the outside and voile for the lining.  There is also a tulle layer in between the two  I made up the pleated cummerbunds as I went along (you can see I was not exactly consistent among the dresses) and added knife pleats at the hems.  The cummerbunds become sashes that tie in the back.

Whew!  I am beat.

14 comments:

  1. Wow! Absolutely beautiful job! and lots of work and sewing when you're supposed to be packing :)))

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  2. lovely! and inspirational . . . I've got some flower girl dresses of my own that I need to get cracking on!

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  3. Go have a rest right now!
    Seriously though, well done and I am very sorry for your loss.
    xx N

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  4. Oh my! These outfits are scrumptious! I love that pink sherbet color the dresses. Wonderful work! Hopefully you can rest now!!

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  5. Wow!!! These are amazing! And a lot of work... what a lovely and thoughtful wedding gift.

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  6. Oh they are beautiful, well worth the effort! I really like that the dresses vary slightly. Very nice!

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  7. Wow, that is so impressive! What an accomplishment!

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  8. Beautiful work! Those dresses are gorgeous!

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  9. Wow - Those are such gorgeous clothes and you made them so fast. I really love the vests and the dresses. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of the kids in them.

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  10. great job! they are so awesome!

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  11. That a serious amount of sewing right there!! Super impressed! I love those little boy outfits - the mandarin collars dress them down a little bit, and I really love the gingham vests (esp the pockets, like you say!). The details on all of these items are just impeccable!

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  12. Wow, beautiful outfits! They will make great wedding photos.

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  13. So very sorry about your Mother's passing. The clothes are lovely and I know will be adorable on the kiddos.

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  14. I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother. You did a wonderful job on these outfits. They are all superb.

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