Finally, at least, you’ll be pleased to know that yesterday I started the wedding outfit. Hurrah, I hear you cry, about time and all that (even our vicar is now praying for the dress).
Ok, so I’ve started a wedding outfit, however this particular outfit isn’t mine. I know, I should start with my dress, but I haven’t got all the fabric yet. So, I thought I’d start with Significant Other’s waistcoat. He thinks he’ll lose weight before the wedding, but if truth be told with the party season fast approaching I seriously doubt it, and I’ve got to start somewhere, so that’s where I’ve started.
But when I say a waistcoat, I mean two. The best man, on hearing the other half wanted a waistcoat under his DJ decided he’d have one too. So that’s where I am now, making wasitcoats. I don’t ordinarily design for men, so I picked up a commercial pattern rather than put myself through design misery. I always find menswear a bit odd, it seems so big when compared to ladieswear, but on the upside I feel oh so slim when I hold it up besides me!
After two false starts with the fabric – there was no way I was making a decision on the colour for this one so left it entirely up to S.O. to decide – by the time he’d selected his number 1 and number 2 colours from the numerous samples I’d collated, they’d sold out! Thankfully third time lucky we were successful.
As I was cutting out the fabric yesterday it occurred to me that they’ll look perhaps a tad more festive than intended. No, he hadn’t opted for White Christmas red, but the green reminded me of something, I just couldn’t quiet think of what. I made myself a cuppa and had a think, it was on the tip of my tongue…
… it’s Elf green!