Back in the Saddle Again

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Not really sure if anyone other than my mom has noticed but I've been missing from the blog world for a little while. We had our big work event last Thursday and then I took the weekend to recover and sleep. I'm still pretty exhausted from the late nights but I'm getting back to normal. However, despite all the craziness I have been able to get some sewing done!

First of all, I finished my cocktail dress in plenty of time for the event! (by plenty of time I mean not the night before...) I barely stood still the night of the event so I didn't get any pictures then but I did recreate it for you (and my mom):
 

My cat is enjoying sleeping under the left over table decorations...


My BFF Estrella is getting married in November and we decided to make her bridal veil a few weekends ago. The veil and headband she was interested in at the bridal store totaled over $600 and we knew we could do better than that. We bought some gorgeous appliqued lace at Joanns and cut it into the length she wanted. Then we basted the top edge and sewed it to a rhinestone comb (shown below on right). Then we hand sewed (is that a word?) a rhinestone trim to the bottom edge.


 Here's the final product all for under $50! We're thinking about starting a business since this turned out so well!


Also this past weekend, in between naps, I worked on a secret project for another sewing blogger that I can't tell you about yet but it's super exciting! Hopefully I can let you know if a few weeks!

Finally, in stash busting news, due to my ridiculously cheap fabric finds in the month of September I increased my stash by 37 yards and only decreased it by 11.5! Disturbing, I know. So in an attempt to get rid of some more fabric and subdue my hoarding tendencies I have a busy month of sewing planned including several super easy and quick tops, skirts and dresses. Plus I have to make my bridesmaid's dress to go with that wedding veil. I'm officially back in the saddle again!

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gail
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October 12, 2011 at 1:10 AM delete

I did notice your absence. Your cocktail dress is lovely. I have this pattern but haven't used it.

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liza jane
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October 12, 2011 at 6:14 AM delete

That color is so gorgeous! Looks great on you.

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Valerie
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October 12, 2011 at 9:54 AM delete

cocktail dress = gorgeous
veil = gorgeous
your ever-growing fabric stash = cracking me up!

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Suzy
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October 12, 2011 at 2:26 PM delete

Your dress is gorgeous and that veil is just amazing!

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Heather
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October 15, 2011 at 12:33 AM delete

I haven't been around much myself the last few weeks. :/ At least you've been sewing thought! That dress looks amazing on you! The colour is fantastic, and it looks like it fits you really well! Did you get many compliments on it?

The veil is gorgeous too. It's amazing when you consider the cost of these 'special' wedding pieces. If people only knew what they actually cost to make...

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Forrest
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October 16, 2011 at 8:29 PM delete

Thanks for all your sweet comments!

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