Posts Tagged ‘dress making’
I’m taking off a day from work today with 2 of my daughters to go to Manhattan to find material for Blima’s wedding. She wants the color purple for all the family and I’m happy to report if you don’t already know that purple is a hot color this season. I think I’m too old to actually wear all purple (I’ll feel like a huge grape) but a shade of it will work for me. I usually provide dresses for all the grandgirls and I’m happy to report that was already taken care of! We are now trying to decide if all the guys should wear purple ties (or socks— just joking) or just buttoneers. They seem to be balking at the buttoneers, but I’ll just threaten them a little more. 😉
Here is the picture of the quilt I created for my daughter’s Chupa. It was part of the “ceiling” of the Chupa.
The wedding finally came and passed (more on that another time). Below is a picture of my daughter in the wedding dress I made! Yay!
If given the choice between sewing [even with a deadline, my daughters dress] or quilting, there is’nt much of a toss up. But since I have to justify quilting instead of sewing, I got involved into making a chupa for her. A chupa is a covering that jewish brides and grooms have over their heads during the ceremony. I wanted to try the Ricky Tims kaleidescope. It came out beautiful! I gave it to our longarm quilter to finish and now its full-time on the bridal gown!
I’ve been working on my daughters dress. The train, which is the focal point of the gown, is finished but now I have to figure out how to attach it to the skirt. I have some organza flowers from the train that I think I will use; pictures to come. I used one pattern for the bodice and another for the sleeves and they are not going together that great, so that’s the project for tonight.
Update on the wedding dress: The hardest part for me is making the first muslin fit. Thank G-d that’s finished and I’ve made the lining ready for Yehudis’s wedding dress. Today I cut into the fabric!