Friday, February 11, 2011

Planning My Sister's Dress

Right around the time that I was finishing up the stitching on my wedding dress I decided that my sweet sister should have a handmade dress too—both because it would go well with my dress and because I thought it would an excellent way to include her in that aspect of the wedding. Everyone was in favor of this so we've spent the past month or so narrowing down color options, trying to get to a combination that would look great on her and be somewhat near the color palette that I had chosen.

Above, you can see where we landed. We went with the rose color, with a tone on tone floss, and accents of a lighter ballet pink floss and beads. The dress will also be stitched in that lighter color. I LOVE this and it's quite possible that I might need to make myself something similar to this one day in the future.

The shape of the dress is simple and, I think, very lovely, and the lovely ladies at Alabama Chanin are assembling it right now. Once they are done, it will come to me (with my dress!) and I'll work on doing eyelet embellishment around the bottom third or so.

I cannot wait to see it—and stitch it!

P.S. In other stitching news, I'm working on sewing myself a spring skirt (despite the snow). I should be done by Monday, so I look forward to sharing it with you if all continues to go well. Stay tuned and enjoy your weekend!


  1. Lovely! I can't wait to see it!

  2. I am BEYOND OBSESSED with the prettiness of that pink. And the lighter pink stitching on the darker pink fabric..!!! You girls are going to be gorgeous. Happy sigh.

  3. Omg .. how precious to make your sister's wedding dress .... love is in the air.