Monday, September 8, 2008

Can we pretend Part I

Let's say this is a retro-post for this past weekend.

I spent last week and weekend sewing a beautiful formal overjacket and altering a dress for a friend who will be in a wedding this coming weekend.

There are no pictures because the bride does not want 'anything to leak out about the wedding'. However I have no strictures about describing the overjacket. It was a longish garment--almost to mid thigh. It was made of embroidered chiffon, and was edged with sequined braid cord.
The embroidered chiffon was sprinkled with embroidered sequins also. All in black. Exquisite.

My Mom did the cutting--so as to use the least amount of the pricy fabric, she is an expert in this. She did some of the assembling and the primary fitting. I did the original design and the actual construction and fittings.

The dress alteraltions consisted of simple fittings, and adding the same gorgeous sparkly braid to the neckline to bring the two garments together.

I do want to show you the fabric and the sparkly braid. Perhaps later.

Should be posting later today about mundane stuff, but wanted to share about the 'secret' sewing with you.

I'll leave you with this:

"I clothed thee also with broidered work, and shod thee with badgers' skin, and I girded thee about with fine linen, and I covered thee with silk." Eze 16:10

In His hands, ^__^

1 comment:

Daisy said...

Oooooo, I so want to seeeeee! It sounds beautiful! Thanks for stopping by the board today.