It was my little sister's, and she looked beautiful.
Naturally, I had to stitch something that fully captured her on this day, which was no easy task.
I was able to find a pattern, and made some changes so it was more personal; more....her.
This is a Lavender and Lace pattern called "The Wedding". If you click the link, you'll see an obvious change I made to the original graph - I took out the flower girl. My sis didn't have a flower girl, so I didn't really see the point in having her there...plus...she kinda creeped me out back there. Just sayin'. Also, I took out the veil, since my sis didn't wear one. Andddd....it looked like ribbon dancers (who else remembers them?!!!?) exploded from her hair. No thanks.
Here's a quick close-up of the frame -
Love the detail on this frame - it's not too much, but just enough to accent the piece.
For my version of this gorgeous piece, I changed the color of the flowers to yellow, since the color of the flowers in our bouquets was yellow (as were our shoes...hottttt....), and I changed the ribbons to grey, since our bridesmaids' dresses were pewter.
I quickly became obsessed with the folds in the dress....they look so fluffy and fun :-) And the beads on the bottom give the illusion of lace along the bottom edge.
A close-up of the bride and groom....
Like with the flowers on the dress and the bouquet in the bride's hand, I changed the color of the flowers pouring out of the "U" in the wording at the top. I changed the gold thread from the DMC called for in the pattern to a Kreinik. I hate Kreinik threads with a firey passion, but sometimes, there's just no way around it - you have to stitch with them to create the look.
I wanted this to be perfect, so there was a lot of ripping out & doing over, but I think it turned out just how I envisioned. Simple, elegant, and classic.
And the bride is in a poofy dress...just like Cinderella would wear...and I'm sure that's exactly how my lil sis felt that day - just like a princess :-)
So, there ya have it, folks. The long-awaited lil' sis wedding gift! It was torture not being able to show WIPs to you all, but I do hope it was worth the wait !!
Much love ~~~