Is this what a modern bride wants to wear walking down the aisle?
The skirt is Willowby Annalise
It has a very high slit up the left leg almost ending at her va jay jay. The waistband is elastic inside and the one lining layer is thick white knit which is hemmed with a coverstitch machine. There are 33, yes 33 twenty-four inch wide panels of tulle attached to the waistband.
My bride is not wearing that top, she has ordered “something special” that she brings to the final try-on.
So here’s the plan: hem the knit lining with my coverstitch machine and take in the waistband 3 inches…sure…why not? 3 inches require me to move all the layers of tulle 1.5 inches each side of the zipper. What could be more fun?
We also tried a bustle gathering up all back tulle strips into a pony tail…not too nice!
So the compromise is to trim every layer to ground level in the front and still keep a little train in the back. Here is the dress with 11 strips contained in each clip just so I can see the one solid layer of netting over the lining.
Here is the top that we have been waiting weeks for…needless to say I was shocked to see a knit yoga top tucked into the waistband when I was expecting maybe something lacy or beaded or more wedding-ish.
So from week to week we see the diversity of brides…some go Hollywood, some don’t.
As the temps cool we are harvesting the last fruits of the season. Wait…what is that growing out of that tomato? A nose???
More gold and red cherry tomatoes and a box of peaches and pears too!
Here is why we should never toss spent sunflower heads away. The birds all perch in the edges of the flower head and break off seeds. This one is 1/3 eaten. The other thing you should not do is to toss the heads into a compost bin…why? Last year some of the heads got into the compost bins and when that was spread around the garden this year, we got clumps of sunflower sprouts EVERYWHERE!!!
Now I will leave you as I have 3 brides to finish for this Saturday…who knew Sept 22 was such a special day?