Tuesday, 10 July 2012


Today we have been "gartering". After running around Shepherd's Bush market and looking for Silk material and lace, we have finally sat down today and decided to make a prototype garter.

We chose to make garters next as it's something Nicola made for herself for her wedding and she enjoyed making it so much. We have been brainstorming ideas for garters for future brides to be.  Our ideas have been focusing on making something elegant, unique and above all, something special for the big day!

But for today we decided to focus on something simple to begin with: a lace garter.
We wanted to use silk as it is a luxury material which would be perfect for a wedding.  However, we came across some problems whilst making it.  The material was too light and easy to pull and it would cause the overall cost to go up. We are going to try and use satin material material instead as we think it would be more durable. 

Here is our prototype using the silk material and plenty of lace!

We're thinking of adding embellishments to it to make it "pop"!
What do you think? Let us know!

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