Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Prom Time

Well, I've been up to my eyeballs in catching up on bridal/prom bags.  Here's the latest one I just finished up last night for my Bridal Shop, Chantilly and Pearls.

I'm so excited about this bag because it's the made from recycled fabric I found from an old 80s dress that I picked up at Goodwill for it's lace trim.  I decided to keep the fabric for trim 'cause I thought it was so neat.

It's a faux ruching that stretches quite a bit, so I stabilized it before sewing with iron-on tricot, then lined the bag with white spandex which I stabilized as well.  I found the best way to sew the two bags together was by hand so I could hide the stitching on the outside bag.  It was a little time-consuming, but I'm pleased with the way it turned out.  Hand stitching can be so satisfying when the results are so pretty.

Well, Spring is finally here, at long last.  It's great to see it....this past winter seemed to drag on and on.  I think it's time to celebrate with a little stroll around the park today.  Ciao for now....
~ Karen


  1. Oh how elegant - that is really lovely Karen!

  2. Oooh, I'm so glad you like it. Hope to get another done today using a salvaged dressy blouse from Goodwill. Thank goodness for Liz Clayborn in the 80s ;)

  3. The calendar tells us it's spring, all evidence to the contrary. Wow, prom is super early for you all. It's several months done the road here. Why so early? Usually it's an end of the school year thing, or close to it.

  4. It's the same here, Sandy. As I type this snow is accumulating yet again....ugh...high of 34F....sheesh. As for prom, mostly I've been doing these types of bags for up-coming weddings. I made this one for the shop and am trying to market to the prom crowd, too. I think the earliest prom around here is the 1st week of May and there are a few Spring Dances that are held for the underclassmen in April. I have a good friend who owns a limo service, and she's already booked up for both limos. Gosh prom is so different from when I was young :)


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