As we draw ever closer to our big day, Matt and I are discovering how amazing it is to delegate some of the projects we’ve lined up for ourselves. We are so very lucky to have friends and family willing to help out with our wedding – and we are so grateful to have such crafty people in our lives.
As of this weekend, we’ve got a new delegated seamstress! Drew Joseph, sister of our bridesmaid in black, Alexa Silver, will be making the flower girl dresses and ring bearer shorts! She’ll be using patterns from Heather Ross and Dana Willard to create perfect little seersucker outfits for the wee ones in our family. Here’s a sneak peek at some examples of what she’ll be making:
This floral version was made by German blogger Hanna Herz, made from Heather Ross’ pattern in her “Weekend Sewing” book.
Flat front kids shorts by Dana Willard. Click the photo to find the tutorial at her popular blog, Dana-Made-It.
Both of these patterns will be made from the dark navy seersucker I posted about last week. I’ll be making Steven’s bowtie and a Onesie or teeshirt for Gavin that has bowtie and suspender applique (since he won’t yet be 1 year old when we have the Massachusetts reception). I’m thinking that either white or yellow piping would be good to accent the dresses, and I’ve also purchased some little buttons with anchors on them (24 for $2.50 from Etsy seller LillianOlive). There will be plenty of them to add to the shorts, if they look cute:
So, it seems we’re ready to start the delegating. It feels really good to be able to hand off a lot of our projects, to simplify and distill our vision of our perfect wedding day. We are so thankful for everyone who has helped so far! We’re certain to have more projects for people if they want to jump in and help!