Wedding season is upon us, which means lots of crazy. Maybe it’s only true for us, but getting ready to go to a wedding can be hectic — the travel and sleeping arrangements, the meet-ups, the packing, the gifts, the . . . everything. We’re going to a wedding this weekend and I convinced Nicky to (finally) get his late Grampa’s vintage baby-blue suit professionally cleaned. This suit means so much to Nicky and he was nervous to leave it with a stranger. “You’re being paranoid,” I said. “This is a fancy-schmancy cleaner. It’s their job. Nothing will happen to it. Sheesh.” Guess what? The cleaner lost Nicky’s suit. LOST IT. An irreplaceable family heirloom — GONE. Emotional distress ensued for about 36 hours before they finally “found” it, right where it was supposed to be the whole time.
Needless to say, this debacle only added to the pre-wedding craziness. Another problem: money. Or, the lack of money. The travel is already going to cost an arm and a leg, so I definitely couldn’t get a pretty new dress for the wedding (boohoo, right?). But, just because I can’t get a new dress does not mean that I can’t have some fancy things to wear with an old dress. I busted out some old peacock feathers, some odds and ends, and a glue gun to make a brooch and a hair clip.
This is completely made from “scraps” — feathers left over from a costume I made ten years ago, a broken off part of an old earring, and a pin-back salvaged from an old pin.
Scraps for the hair clip, too. I just layered an old clip, some felt, a feather, and a vintage button to make this. Now I’m feeling a little better about my dressing-up situation. I only wish I had time to make a cute little clutch to match!
Well, I’ll see y’all next week. I’ll try to remember to take some photos at the wedding (sometimes dancing takes precedence).
P.S. I am a terrible dancer.
P.P.S. If you live in the TC area, which dry cleaning company do you use?
P.P.P.S. Do you have any wedding or dry cleaning horror stories?