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Topic: bridal garter for my best friend  (Read 956 times)
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« on: September 18, 2009 07:24:45 AM »

So my best friend is getting married... I can't be there as i am 8 months pregnant and her wedding is just a few short weeks away (Oct 3rd!!)... she lives in WA and i'm in VA... yeah. So i asked her if there was ANYTHING i could do for her, i'd love to make her something, anything, since i can't actually be there. I suggested crocheting her garter first off, and that's exactly what she was going to ask me to make. SO.

i couldn't find a single pattern i liked, aside from the fact that there just aren't that many out there to begin with. So i freehanded the whole thing. I'm going to try to write up a pattern later, i haven't had time to sit down and get it sorted out on paper. I used a 1.8mm hook for the 'body' of the garter and a 2.5 mm hook for the 'ruffle'.

I use a 2-ply lace weight silk and cashmere blend i found on ebay. She requested an ivory garter with some blue somewhere and that was all. so. i picked out the ivory laceweight and found some iridescent ivory-ish seed beads (my first time using beads in crochet... what a learning experience) that you can't really see unless you are close up. Then i picked out the lightest blue satin i could find to make the casing for the elastic.

note to self: i cannot pretend to be even a beginner level seamstress and this will probably be the last time i use my sewing machine ever again considering i can't sew in a straight line to save my life and i don't have the patience for hand-sewing.

SO. i present the possibly but probably not quite finished garter... 1 of 2, i might add. she wants one to toss at her reception and one to keep. I haven't decided if i'm going to add anything else to it yet. a ribbon or some kind of cabochon-type bead to cover what is supposed to be a "seam" for the satin casing...

and sorry for the unintentional belly shot, it was the best  i could do under the circumstances!!

on the leg:

and a close up to show the beads:

and i've never actually seen a garter in person, so i can only hope this looks wedding-worthy. the last and only wedding i have ever been to was years ago when i was in 3rd grade and i don't remember much of it at all. LOL. here's to hoping she likes them!


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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2009 08:22:31 AM »

well done, I think this is perfectly wedding worthy!

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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2009 08:26:37 AM »

actually much nicer than the ones you usually find at weddings!

« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2009 08:59:31 AM »

It's gorgeous!! The colors go nicely together. And I think the belly shot is cute! Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2009 01:01:58 PM »

aww thanks everybody Smiley i finally got the elastic and casing sewn together, so it's pretty much ready to send out, and not a moment too soon....!

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