Also on my list of things to do on the other weekend was visiting fabric stores. I was on the hunt for two different things.
First up? Ribbon for invites. I have a big idea in my brain for the invitations that I’m planning on DIYing. I can’t wait to share what these invitations are going to look like! I’ve already picked up almost all the materials to create a mock up, I just haven’t had a chance to pull it together yet. I’m still looking for idea generation though! For the closure on the invites I found this picture for inspiration from Paper Circle.
Image via Paper Circle’s Inspiration Gallery
I haven’t found any ribbon at Michaels that I liked so I wanted to see what other options existed at a fabric store. I wasn’t sure what I was looking for, but I figured I would know it when I saw it. Hmm, maybe not this one with the coins…I liked this narrow white ribbon with silver edging. It is a good possibility.
I also like the idea of baker’s twine though…
Image of Oyster Divine Twine via Whisker Graphics
From the ribbon I moved to looking at fabric possibilities for the bridesmaid dresses. I wonder how the girls would feel about some fun fake fur? Or maybe some purple pleather? No? I love this oriental fabric but it doesn’t quite go with the style of the wedding. The fabric I like the best is silk dupioni, but they didn’t have any in the colour I was looking for.There was definitely plenty of purple out there, but it was a silky kind of fabric that isn’t quite the look I’m going for.
So what look am I aiming for? The girls and I all love these bridesmaid dresses from Alfred Sung. In an effort to save some cash and because my mom is an uber-talented seamstress she’ll be making the dresses for us. Thanks Mom!
I’m scoping out pattern books, but that is the inspiration!
What did you do for your bridesmaid dresses?