Tuesday, March 14, 2017

wedding bells

 I need to make a clutch purse for my son's wedding.  I've been putting this project off and off, but with the blizzard today I think it's a good day to do it.
First - look for the pattern-

I had bought this pattern awhile ago... size is right, but not sure it is really what I want.  
I found her other pattern.  Size is a little small, so I am going to make it a little deeper, so I can fit my keys and phone.   Now the hard part.  I want to use part of my mom's wedding dress in this clutch.  That way I will feel like she is there.  
She never had her dress preserved. For as long as I remember, it was folded pretty quickly and put into a box, and it sat at the top of her closet.  I remembered feeling it now and then as a child, remember once in a while she would take the box down.  I saw that the dress had confetti still inside of it.  When she passed away and we closed up her house, I took the dress, and put it on top of my closet.  Today I took it down.  
The bridesmaids are wearing sky blue.  I found a nice piece of solid sky blue.  I did some decorative stitching on it this morning with sky blue Aurifil thread.  
Now I am not sure what to do.  I can attach the overall lace from the dress on the blue.  My stitching won't show, but that's ok.  Or I can cut the lace motifs from the veil and attach them, 
All suggestions welcome.... Part of me wants to cut the part that has the confetti and add that to the clutch.  
Stay safe in the snow.
Happy Sewing















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