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Wedding SIY: Be a princess without spending a royal fortune

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on March 15th, 2011 0 comments yet. Be the First

I dabbled with sewing, cross-stitching and knitting when I was younger, but once I realised my mother was far better at it I decided to not pursue this past-time – I’m now far better with chopsticks than knitting needles! But with the recent revival of these traditional hobbies, knitting clubs and craft shops popping up everywhere, I admit I’m tempted to make a second attempt at being crafty and make something myself. And seeing these stunning bridal creations by Harriet de Winton and Ros Marshall, creative editors of Cloth Magazine, I am even more eager to try to some SIY – Sew It Yourself.

There is a growing market for do-it-yourself alternative weddings, bespoke bridal wear, accessories and trimmings; buying wedding dresses in charity shop and alternating them yourself is a great way to personalise your big day even more!

In the Spring issue of Cloth magazine, Marshall and de Winton have created a wedding project, which hints at a royal theme, with designs that can create an individual look that is simple yet effortlessly glamorous.


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From whimsical headpieces to festive table decorations and wedding dresses, there is something special about tailoring your wedding by sewing it yourself – and feel personally rewarded in the process.

And as Ros Marshall points out, “you don’t have to be a professional designer to get this look right, nor spend a royal fortune to implement it.”

Would love to see some of your own creations dear Bridalwave readers. Why not share them on our Facebook page?

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