Monday, 9 March 2009

Wedding wind up

So how did I go with those wedding projects? Unfortunately Madelyn's little cardy is still on the needles as Andrew decided to play golf all day Friday leaving me TRYING to sew to finish my skirt. I met him at the golf club for lunch and the plan was for him to stay home in the afternoon and watch the kids so I could sit at the sewing machine uninterupted and get it done, which would have left me with a relaxing evening snuggled up next to him on the couch as I did the button band on Madelyn's cardigan. Instead, he had taken too long to get up there (he's never out of bed before 9am) and decided to stay there for the afternoon. So I sat alone in the sewing corner while I finished it off once the little ones were asleep.





Oh well, at least I got the skirt finished - there wasn't much else in my wardrobe that fitted me (I'm still 2 sizes above what I normally am with baby weight to lose) as well as allow me to breastfeed and suit the wedding. I hate those unflattering auto timer shots that are never in focus unless you have someone else in the photo to focus on while you press the shutter button, and unfortunately the kind lady who offered to take a family shot of us at the wedding cut me off at the waist - and me holding a 17kg Austy probably didn't allow me to show off the skirt properly anyway. If only it wasn't so difficult to get hubby behind the camera sometimes...




So here are a couple of hanger shots. I love the gathering at the sides of the waist ties, and this was the first time I'd done a rolled hem. I was really happy with how it turned out, although at first I thought the fullness made my bum look huge! It had just enough sparkle to make it wedding-ish and still comfy enough for me to flit around being the wedding photographer for the couple. I did nearly stack it at one point though - the Australian bush doesn't really suit high heels on people who are staring at the world through the lens of a camera. Thankfully I didn't make too much of a spectacle of myself and a few other guests caught me!








I was really stressing that the photos I took wouldn't be good enough - I didn't want to stuff up one of my best friend's wedding photos, but luckily I took a few nice shots and have enough good ones to turn into a photo book to give the happy couple when they return from their honeymoon in a few weeks.

10 comments:

ingrid said...

The skirt is lovely Joy. And the photos are great too. Well done!

littlepossumdesigns said...

The skirt is gorgeous Joy, love the material. Great photos too, lovely family pic. Well done!

Becky said...

What a great skirt! It looks beautiful, as does the family photo :)

Tracy said...

My goodness I didn't realise how beautiful you are. You have the most wonderful smile too and a beautiful family. The skirt is nice too.

Brissmiths said...

Just gorgeous. You look gorgeous! Susan :)

Emma said...

The skirt looks fantastic - want to make me one?! You did a great job of the skirt and the photos. And I love the new-look blog!

Sereknitty said...

Oh, I loved that material the second I saw it in your last post, but now it's absolutely gorgeous (and you, in it)!

Did you use a knit fabric for the waistband? Does the skirt fabric wrinkle easily?

Austy's Mum said...

No there is no knit fabric - the waistband is a 50%cotton 50%bamboo - a lightweight fabric with a beautiful sheen. There is a zip at the side and the rouched ties tie up at the front. The fabric is great - it doesn't crinkle up that easily, as it is almost a medium weight fabric and the bamboo makes it stay pretty crsip, although it will need some ironing after washing, but not like lightweight cotton. It doesn't take much heat or pressure and the creases just fall out. Beautiful stuff - I am so glad I happened to come across it!

Karen said...

LOVE the skirt Joy, the gathered ties are a really nice touch too.
The photo's are great, well done to you all round!

Natalie said...

The skirt you made is just gorgeous Joy and you look amazing in it too! Looks like you all had a lovely day.