Thursday, May 04, 2006

Pursed!!!

How often can we say we can make something from virtually nothing? Below is a case in point. As you can see below these are scraps of fabric in very odd shapes;perhaps they could have been thrown away. Not a chance....these "scraps" are pieces of my daughter's wedding gown that were mailed to me by her seamstress after she altered her wedding gown several weeks ago. My daughter told me she would like a purse for her wedding day. At first she suggested that I make it from my wedding gown as I did for the ring bearer's pillow, but with the scraps of her dress below I decided to create a bag for her. It was not easy. You see my dilemma;curved scraps that would not behave in the sewing.


Nonetheless I forged ahead and sewed them together as you can see. With the addition of my wedding gown fabric as a liner, a my wedding gown button and some satin cording I was able to create this.....


I managed to cut some lace flowers from my gown to cover the cording's frayed edges inside the bag. She and I are very happy with the results!


Obligatory Knit Content: The Opal Tiger sock number one nears completion. The linen feather and fan shawl is growing. I know I promised pics of these but I've been wedding busy. They will come in time.

7 comments:

Carole said...

The purse is beautiful. What a wonderful keepsake it will be - both your gowns together.

Theresa said...

What a fabulous project! I love that you've incorporated elements of both of your wedding gowns.

Beth S. said...

I love that you've gotten so much mileage out of that gown. ;-)

Jamie said...

What a great project!
And what a keepsake...both dresses combined to be one.
WOW!!

Can't wait until pictures from the magical day arrive :-)

Kristen said...

What a clever solution. Marisa will treasure such a special wedding purse.

Judith said...

You are a creative genius, Cindy! Yes, indeed, what a beautiful & special wedding purse!

vanessa said...

what an heirloom :-)