Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Wedding Weekend

 We had a busy weekend at the end of a busy few weeks, traveling up country for Damian's youngest sister's long awaited wedding.  D and I managed to get a rare photo opportunity together.
As most of my photos are of others I havestayed away from faces for these pics but I was fascinated by the bridesmaids shoes, so so high! ( But also very glam).  Spot  Lula's flat ballet pumps.
 Lula was ushered away to the hairdressers with all the big girls, she rather liked her ringlets.
And the bride looked so beautiful, her 'blue' was her shoes, magical!
I cannot do glamour or even smart so I made my dress and went with 'quirky' for my look.  I used Cynthia Rowley's Simplicity 2215.  I made a skirt from Lotta fabric a few months back so I returned to more Lotta for the dress.  Size 10 and a great relaxed fit, I don't have to alter anything and there is room to eat.   Vintage buttons and a red vintage folk print inside the pockets.  I departed from  black tights for the wedding- these shots were taken at home a few weeks ago.
I do like this style, I feel another calling, perhaps for the rereat?
sib blog.  

27 comments:

  1. love your dress - I have this pattern in my queue for spring/summer, and I like the relaxed fit of yours.

    those bridesmaids dresses look lovely! and the bride's shoes are marvellous!

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  2. Lovely photos and I have to say that you have the most beautyfull red shoes I've seen lately. May I ask which company makes those?

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  3. What wonderful pictures! You look great! I love the picture of the bridesmades skirts and shoes. I would fall flat on my face wearing any of those for sure!

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  4. Love that first pic of you and your hubby. As soon as I saw the Echo I though Kerry must have made that dress how did I miss that post. It looks so cool! I love the brides blue sparkly shoes too.

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  5. Ok, nice clothes and all, but THE SHOES in this post. Wow!!!! Love all the fancy wedding ones, but I'll always have a soft spot for red. Your outfit is fab!

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  6. Oh you looked lovely, and the bride's shoes were brilliant!
    The bridesmaids dresses are just so similar to my mum's 60s wedding dress... what goes around and all that x

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  7. Love your dress, and those red shoes are absolutely gorgeous!

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  8. Love the dress! I have a couple of yards of this waiting to be made into (I think) a skirt, it's such a great print.

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  9. I just like how you use red buttons for this dress. I love the dress style. You look lovely in that dress!!

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  10. Oooh, lovely way to use Lotta and love the shoes and dresses

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  11. LOVING that dress K! I might investigate that pattern for myself actually. Blue shoes is a brilliant idea too. Filing that away for later :-)

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  12. love that dress and you are right, those blue shoes are magical! almost cinderella!

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  13. Love your pretty dress!! The blue shoes are so fun!! Have a great night!! xo Heather

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  14. What a beautiful couple!! And you look great in your lovely dress!!

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  15. Love your dress you clever thing! The blue shoes are very fun :) x

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  16. I love everything about this post, but the first image is my favorite! It just made me smile to see your smile and the cute, cute dress!! Oh my I still haven't started my Tova. You inspire me to make clothing so much, Kerry!

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  17. Beautiful, Kerry! (And "beautiful Kerry"!)

    One quick question: did you find you have to wear a slip with the dress? I have sewn a couple of dresses from quilting cottons, and tight-stick (that's the official term, right?) has always been an issue.

    Looks like it was a lovely day and a beautiful wedding.

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    1. As it is a sticky out sort of style there was no cling and no lining on the skirt- the bodice is lined with thin cotton. Quilting cotton works well for this style I think, it gives a bit of body!

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  18. I have that dress pattern and it's just been sitting on the shelf! I love your dress. Totally filing this away for the next time I'm asked if quilting cotton works for dressmaking.

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    1. Quilting cotton is a funny thing but I think it works for some styles. It is not very floppy so for a full skirt it seems to be perfect, especially in a dark colour as no lining is needed. For floppy more gathered styles i think it can look a bit wooden and bulky!

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  19. Love the pic of you and your hubby!!!
    I wish I could wear those high heels, but alas no longer.
    Tks for the inspiration. Still need to make my Tova
    : )

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  20. Wonderful pic from you and your hubby! And the dresses, just gorgeous!

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  21. just lovely! all of it! your dress, red buttons, wedding, shoes, ringlets. lovely :)

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  22. Lovely photos! Thanks for sharing your day with us. Love the bride's shoes and am in awe of your dressmaking ability!

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  23. love the lotta look. It's so modern and quirky

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