Well, at least the blood spot is on the selvedge and will be hidden by the seam binding!
Having finished the tricky, glamorous bits I now get to do the fun, easy, just a little-bit quirky and eminently practical bits, namely, pockets!
Yes, Shell’s wedding dress is having pockets.
I think all wedding dresses should have pockets.
Her pockets are made from a layer of the grey silk crepe chiffon over the dotted swiss, so that you only see the silk from the outside of the dress.
The silk crepe isn’t strong enough to be pockets on its own, that’s why I’ve flat lined them with the dotted swiss.
I finished the raw edges on the pockets with blue binding for extra fun and colour.
They are just little pockets, with little hand-sizes slits, but Shell should be able to slip a handkerchief, her vows, and some lip balm in them on the big day – just what every bride needs!
On a side note, if you are in the Wellington area, remember that the Fabrications Textile Expo is on Saturday, and I’ll be there doing a textile ‘Antiques Roadshow’ type event (but no valuations!). There will also be lots of other fantastic textile related stalls – so it should be lots of fun!
I still have to decide what to wear – I want to do historical, but need to be comfortable, and able to move all day without knocking over anyone’s stall!