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« on: April 15, 2007 08:24:56 AM »

My mom is making my bridesmaid dresses and she has tons of left over fabric because we got it on super sale. Anybody have any decor ideas for 5ish meters of red satin?

I was thinking maybe reception table something but we might be getting red table cloths already. I thought maybe some kind of banner to hang behind the head table but it is going to be in a tent. Would that be wierd?
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mimichica
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2007 03:56:44 PM »

http://www.save-on-crafts.com/arpil.html
You could make these for your bridal party or guests coming out of town. you could probably do other projects with the rest of the fabric too. (I don't sew, and I have no idea how much fabric you need for these. I just saw them and thought they were nifty)
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2007 08:46:18 PM »

What about...

Ring pillow?
Garter?
Purses for your bridesmaids?
Depending what weight of satin, some slinky nighties for you?
a robe for you
Table runners
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2007 09:40:10 PM »

Thanks for the ideas guys.

http://www.save-on-crafts.com/arpil.html
You could make these for your bridal party or guests coming out of town.
These are so cool. I love the thought of making them for out of town guests... or honeymooners too. Haha.

What about...

Ring pillow?
Garter?
Purses for your bridesmaids?
Depending what weight of satin, some slinky nighties for you?
a robe for you
Table runners
Swap for something you need


Unfortunately we aren't having a ring bearer because no kids are coming to the wedding. Purses or a robe would be neat but I can't ask my mom to do anymore sewing and I am not confident enough in my sewing to attempt anything complicated in such a difficult and fancy fabric.

I could probably handle a garter though and it would be really fun to have a red one. I would still have mounds of leftover fabric though haha!
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2007 07:00:49 AM »

We're not having ring bearers either, no kids of appropriate age in the mix. So, in order to include our Moms into our (rather) brief ceremony, we've asked them each to create a pillow and be a part of the ceremony by holding on to our rings for us. They are both excited about being a part of the ceremony, and making the pillows keeps them busy! (insert evil laugh..... Smiley )
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2007 01:46:35 PM »

you could cover a picture frame or incorporate it into a card box...  or maybe cover your guestbook?
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2007 01:50:48 PM »

Could you make flowers out of the satin? It would take a while but with that much fabric you could make a ton. Invest in some wire and some of that green floral tape for stems, maybe, or you could do a wreath/arch full.
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2007 02:04:22 PM »

Purses or a robe would be neat but I can't ask my mom to do anymore sewing and I am not confident enough in my sewing to attempt anything complicated in such a difficult and fancy fabric.

I could probably handle a garter though and it would be really fun to have a red one. I would still have mounds of leftover fabric though haha!

If you must use it now, drape it over your guestbook table or somewhere similar and tuck the unfinished ends in.  Then the fabric can be reused for another project that you'll be able to enjoy in years to come.  I love the idea of a nice robe or slip.  Maybe after your mom recovers from her marathon dress-sewing, she can tackle something else for you.  (plus by then you'll be sick of the lingerie you bought for your honeymoon and dying for something new.)

When I got married, I fell in love with this sleeveless dress, but the wedding was in December.  So, my MIL(to be) made a satin wrap for me to wear before and after the ceremony.  And from there, the fabric became our Christmas tree skirt.  Eventually I may further recycle it in a quilt or something heirloom-ish for one of our children.
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2007 02:25:03 PM »

Your original idea of a banner would be very pretty. And the easiest idea so far.  Red is a lucky color for Chinese weddings...

You could put out a fabric pen and ask for autographs and good wishes....

but then you might not want to use it for naughty underwear later.
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