My beloved and I are getting married, and stop #1 on the honeymoon is Niagara Falls. It'll be one kitsch-infused road trip, so I wanted something that was retro, kitschy, fun, and just special to wear for the honeymoon.
I recently picked up embroidery and LOVE IT. (It is like the craft equivalent of coloring in a coloring book.) I mostly just embroider onto apparel, and had a light bulb moment — embroider something for my honeymoon outfit.
I can't draw, so I found a pattern I liked online. I originally wanted a “Just Married” banner with cans and stuff on the back of a skirt to wear on our honeymoon, but I couldn't find something already done. So being a full-fledged member of the Half-Assed Craft Society, I found this pattern and said “Good enough!” then added text in a font I liked, and our wedding date:
Then I went to — where else? — the thrift store and found the perfect skirt. Well, my definition of perfect: it fit and was 75% off that day so it cost 50 cents. I reversed and printed the image and traced over it with a transfer pen. It didn't take very long and I really love it.
If only all wedding planning was this enjoyable. I suppose next I need to start monogramming my lingerie?
Comments on Kitschy fun “just married” dress embroidery for your honeymoon outfit
Totally will be stealing this idea! Love love love it!
I LOVE it. I have also recently picked up embroidery. It’s the perfect TV-watching, keep-the-hands-busy craft.
Also, I am now in love with the phrase “Half-Assed Craft Society.” Hilarious.
I’m a member of the sister society, the half-assed aka lazy chic diy society
I can’t take credit for this phrase: it was the brain child of my co-matrons of honor. I’m half-assed fashion, one is half-assed food and the other is half-assed decor. The plan was to have a blog that showed a photo of what we intended to make with a photo of what was ACTUALLY made next to it. Unsurprisingly, we never got this blog started.
Or “His” and “Hers” pillowcases.
Those are totally on my list, too!
Hilarious!!! and lovely embroidery to boot!!!
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