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.
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?