I've been gradually working on my little sister Christy's veil for her wedding in October over the last month. I made the veil itself a few weeks ago using McCalls 3508, which is an old pattern my mom had. Here's the picture from the pattern envelope of the view that I made (without the ribbon attached to the border. Christy wanted the edge raw):She tried it on when she was in town for Labor Day weekend. She liked it, but asked if I could sew Swarovski crystals all over it in a random pattern. I searched the web high and low for a good DYI on how to sew Swarovski crystals to tulle properly, and I think I found the best tutorial ever. If you ever find yourself needing to sew crystals to tulle, this link has everything you need to know.
I started sewing them on last night and I seriously thought I wanted to slit my wrists for agreeing to do it. I was sitting there in front of the TV watching a Glee rerun while cursing. Finally, the Cobbler said, "Do you think you might have an easier time doing this in the daylight?" Always the voice of reason, he was right. I got about half the crystals sewn on this afternoon during Tom Thumb's nap. Check it out:
We're making some good progress. I have about 20 more to sew on and we'll be good to go. Yay!
On a unrelated note, I think summer is officially over. Red and Tom Thumb collected the remains of our tomato harvest last night. Sniff, sniff...