25 Aug … and the winner is…
iPhone cases, napkins, tablecloths, shoe bags, and a hot air balloon represent a small sample of the 576 creative comments submitted for Susan Khalje’s new Couture Dress Video and Pattern giveaway!
Many of you were on the right track in assuming I was making bridesmaids gifts.
If you were one of the twenty-six readers who guessed
– R O B E S –
you are correct!
My daughter, Katie, wanted to give her friends in the wedding party a personal gift they did not already own. How could I refuse?
The girls opened the robes at the Bridesmaids’ Luncheon on Friday,
and wore them on Saturday; a leisurely day devoted to hair, makeup and taking care of the bride.
Fortunately, one size fit most everyone, including the two bridesmaids due in October!
Using Simplicity 1946 I sewed the robes assembly line style, cutting the all of the robes first, followed by sewing the belts, belt loops, shoulder seams, facings etc…
The female portion of the wedding party consisted of 11 bridesmaids, 3 greeters and 1 reader. Each robe required 3 1/2 yards of fabric bringing the grand total of fabric to 52 yards!
The robes were incredibly easy to assemble. The sleeves were especially long, but after cutting and hemming the sleeves on one robe, I gave the remaining sleeves large cuffs. However, the best of the entire process was watching Katie match the fabric to her friends’ unique style and personalities 😉
Congratulations go to:
A N G E L A – email – mykid……….@yahoo.com
the lucky winner of the Susan Khalje Cocktail Dress Video Class and Pattern
who should contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Thursday, August 28 to claim this exciting giveaway prize!
Many thanks to all for your enthusiastic participation – a special thanks to my friend Petra, who inspired me to make the robes – and a very special thank you to Susan Khalje for her lovely generosity and contribution.
PS….. the wedding was perfect. More soon 🙂 🙂