Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Garter Material

*Ryan, this concerns the garter which I know you'd like to be surprised about, so read no further please*

I was in St. Louis last week when I was laid off from work, and I made it to this amazing fabric store called Jackman's Fabrics. This place is like Mood from Project Runway or something, the selection was incredible.

I posted about a lovely garter I'd like to model mine after here, and I've been on the hunt for dotted swiss tulle. I hadn't been able to come close anywhere, not even online, but I knew I'd be able to find something at Jackman's. They have a really large selection of bridal trim, lace and fabrics, and now I know why lace dresses cost so much-they had some lace there that was $65 a yard! Anyway, they had this lovely sheer fabric that I think will work nicely:

It was $9/yard, and I got a half yard, which is wayyyy too much fabric, but I've never made a garter before or worked with elastic and I wanted to leave myself plenty of room for error.

I am doing the garter in the colors of a running team Ryan is on with some of his running friends. The team is called "Omega Falcon" and their colors are blue and orange. (Don't worry, they all have nicknames that go on their singlets...most of them have ninja names.) I want to incorporate the name Omega Falcon in there somehow, and I was thinking a personalized tag or something, but they are expensive, and you have to order a bunch. I might look into embroidering the name on the ribbon, which sounds really tricky. Or maybe I could get a piece of satin and cut it into a strip, hem it, and embroider on that.

Hopefully I can get on it this weekend, depending on if Ryan comes down or not. I just need to get some ribbon and/or satin, coordinating thread and elastic and I'll be good to go. Now that I have a kick *ss sewing machine, this should (hopefully) be a fun project!

Are you sewing anything for your wedding, or learning new skills?


  1. I love that you’re making it yourself! I’m definitely not sewing anything, since I’m horrible at it, but I am doing plenty of DIY projects with paper and wine corks.

  2. very cool that you are sewing it!! Good luck...can't wait to see it finished :)

  3. I love DIY projects, it makes your wedding so much more personal. I can't wait to see the finished project! :)

  4. I'm not doing a garter, but I love the idea of making it personalized!

  5. The thought of sewing makes me break out in a cold sweat and throw up a little in my mouth! NO SEWING FOR ME! LOL.


  6. That fabric is so lovely. Hope it turns out. Can't wait to see it!

  7. I do nothing that involves fabric or sewing...I am horrible at it. However, in reading your previous post, I like you, am concerned about Mr Fix It's 'plans' for the garter removal...hopefully it will not be vulgar...embarassing I can deal with, vulgar - not so much.


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