On New Year’s Eve 2017, My lovely stepdaughter Caroline got married. I have been wanting to write about what I wore and the tops I made for the bridesmaids for ages, but it is only this week that I have received the amazing photos.
I was really chuffed to be asked to make gold sequinned t-shirts for Caroline’s 3 sisters. She had already bought them long forest green net covered skirts from Coast but couldn’t find the right sort of sparkly tops to go with them. I used the Grainline Scout Tee as it is one of my tried and tested patterns. I found some gorgeous fabric from Fabric Godmother, but while the girls were making up their minds which colours they wanted, most of it sold out! Fortunately, I found something very similar on Ebay. The tops were a cinch to make and the girls absolutely love them.
For me, I wanted something quite warm for a winter wedding so decided on a Prima pattern for a jumpsuit that I had had for ages. I bought some lovely teal stretch velvet from a shop in Walthamstow market and some green voile embroidered with gold to make some sleeves. I love this outfit and got lots of compliments on it, but the fitting was a nightmare. I made 2 toiles, but still the darts weren’t in the right place. Afterwards, I wished I had used the Betty bodice with some wide legged trousers, but hindsight is a wonderful thing!
The venue was the amazing Ballinacurra House just outside Kinsale in County Cork, ROI. The vibe of the wedding was 1920s glamour and everything was perfect. We had the most wonderful time meeting all our new Irish relatives – can’t wait to go back!