This Sunday, 2nd of March, When Poppy Met Daisy will be appearing at the Spectacular Vintage Wedding Fair in Carton House, Kildare. We'll be promoting our hen parties and DIY bridal workshops and also soaking up all the vintage vibes from the fashion show and live performances! Bash magazine will be giving DIY demos and tips which is great as more and more brides are taking elements of the wedding into their owns hands and putting personal touches to each aspect.
We'll be dressing to impress in our vintage themed clobber which I am super excited about as vintage to me spells glamour. I love love love vintage jewellery and luckily for me I have handmade drop pearl earrings and a matching hair slide that I have been to wear since March last year. Weather permitting I may have an excuse to finally don my fur coat although I reckon my tk maxx 'Doris Day' coat will get a dusting of if this glorious sunshine continues and any excuse to wear a fringed dress is fine by me. Lorna has fabulous samples of black & dusty pink lace garters as well as samples for the customize your own knickers class AND last but by no means least...nipple tassels! The dusty pinks and peaches and beiges of old style clothes are so opulent and regal and I am really looking forward to seeing the outfits at the fair.
I thought it was about time I actually did a class instead of talking about how I'd love to do something creative! My first class was great! I hadn't been near a sewing machine since school and I was a little bit unnerved at the sight of a bobbin as it brought back memories of stressful Home Ec classes! But...once I was shown how to thread my machine sure I was flying along my piece of paper(practicing on paper is brilliant because you follow the lines yay) The other girls in the class are lovely and there is a great atmosphere as everyone hammers away on their machines!
This week I got my pattern and as you can see its très chic! I got it in the 'very easy' section of the vogue patterns. My hope is to do the one with the sleeves in a navy cotton twill. Once I have made the basic pattern I have two ideas on what to do next...One option is to make a Moroccan princess type frock with gold trim on the neck and sleeves and maybe some thin gold rope and considering I have a drawer at home overflowing with beads, buttons and sequins I think I will have no trouble finding supplies! OR I could do an African queen type kaftan dress with a multi-coloured Aztec trim. I am leaning towards the African theme as I discovered Lorna can teach me how to make a Turban!! I was quite surprised that it took me the full two hour class to cut out my pattern and then my materials but sure if a job is worth doing its worth doing well! I cannot wait for next week's class so I can get back on the machine of get stitching! In the mean time I will be keeping my eyes peeled for any bits of treasure that can help me make a dress of optimum Fabulosity!
Here at When Poppy Met Daisy we've decided its about time we share a bit more about us with you! Over the next while we will share our insights into the world of When Poppy Met Daisy, who we are, what we love and what we do!
We will be discussing our progress in our weekly Dressmaking course sharing with you the fun bits from each class and maybe even the end result if your lucky!
We will discuss events that are upcoming both in relation to WHen Poppy Met Daisy and also other fashion events that interest us!
We will be talking about shop that here we find
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