Welcome to my Blog where I aim to chronicle and share my experiences in Sewing. My Wonderful Mum taught me how to sew many moons ago, but I hadn't sewn for many years until 2012 when my now husband and I decided to get married in Lapland.The only way I could create "The Winter Queen" image I had, was to make it myself. It re-kindled my love of sewing and have been sewing ever since. And yes, that is me in my profile photo…
Monday, 2 September 2013
Winter Wonderland Wedding Coat
I am hoping that this blog will help me share my sewing experiences and inspire others to sew. I love to look at other peoples work as often it helps to give me vision. I have had a long time away from sewing but the proposal of marriage and the dream of a Winter Wonderland Wedding got my creative juices flowing all over again. There aren't many brides with the vision of a real "Winter Queen" in a real winter wonderland, so off the peg was not gonna cut it. Leaving only one thing for it; to create that dream myself....
So here began, The Birth of a Wedding Coat
What DO you wear for a Winter Wedding when it's -17'c outside and -4'c in the Ice Chapel?!
For me, there was no question. I love cold, I love snow and all things sparkly white, crisp and even! So getting married in Lapland was a fairy-tale dream come true. I knew the moment we had decided to get married there exactly what I wanted to wear. I had this Winter Queen vision in my head and there was no way off the peg bridal wear was gonna clinch it! I hadn't sewn for years and then I decide to take on a major task like this! But boy was it worth it.
I'm pretty ok on pattern cutting (well I was at college!) but I managed to find B6630 which with modifications, was perfect. I changed the leg-o-mutton sleeve to a more fitted sleeve, changed to a V neckline, added a hood and a detachable cape and trimmed everything with fur that was kindly supplied by http://www.fauxplay.co.uk/ and hey presto!
This is how it looked in the early days using the adapted Butterick Pattern
Then I added the hood and fur
Followed by a detachable cape
Which ended up like this
This truly was the most magical experience ever. It was just like stepping into NArnia. It was everything we had imagined and more.
I leave you with photos that can say far more than I can!
Wedding Boots decorated with stick on gem snowflakes and diamantes