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Alli_Lucy
« on: August 26, 2008 07:32:23 AM »

I made these garters for a friend's October wedding.  The "keep" garter is made out of lace from the bride's mother's wedding veil, satin ribbon, and a vintage mother-of-pearl button from my stash.  The "toss" garter is Boston Red Sox themed and made from some Alexander Henry baseball fabric, a few bits of ribbon, and a Red Sox button purchased on Etsy.  These garters were super quick and fun to make, and I love how they came out.  More importantly, the bride loves them too!


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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2008 07:54:53 AM »

hot!
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RococoPop
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2008 08:48:14 AM »

That Red Sox design is so quirly and original that I can't help but love it and The Keeper is so special. They both look so very well done - so professional.
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morbidlovexox
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2008 02:01:40 PM »

I'm trying to make my garters and I've tried a couple different ways, but I love these! how did you make them? what measurements?
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2008 03:43:44 PM »

Thanks, everyone!  Morbidlovexox, simply measure around your leg (where you want to wear the garter) to find the base measurement of your garter.  Cut your elastic to this size, minus an inch or two (experiment to see what works).  Each of these garters are made slightly differently - the red sox is made out of two strips of 3" wide fabric (with an extra row of stitching 1" from the top to make a channel for the elastic and a ruffle around the bottom), the lace garter is made from a piece of lace with a piece of ribbon stitched on top.  I made both 1.5x as long as the elastic. 

I hope that helps - let me know if it doesn't make sense! 
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2008 06:29:17 PM »

thank you so much! you helped me out a lot. I just couldn't figure them out by looking. thank you thank you thank you
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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2008 06:39:46 AM »

Haha, MerTigress, my husband said the exact same thing about the keep garter!  These are actually for a friend (I've been married for three years now - I can't believe how fast time has gone since my wedding!).  The keep garter will be one of my friend's "something olds" - I also made her veil out of her mom's veil, so that will be a something old as well. 

Thank you for looking!
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