2.12.2007

Bridesmaid Bolero


Bridesmaid Bolero
Originally uploaded by
rchach.



One of my best friend's from college is getting married this spring. She picked out a cute strapless dress for all us bridesmaids. Which we will all look beautiful in, except for dancing (which we plan on doing a lot of), when we will sure to show a bit to much. So, I was nominated to design us a little top that we can throw on after we change into our dancing bra.

This is my idea so far.

Its a short sleeved bolero made from granny squares. The squares are very Gothic inspired (Side notes: See almost all of us in the wedding are architects or engineers or construction managers and that all my girlfriends and I in the wedding went on this amazing trip to Europe when we were babies years ago and fell in love with every city we saw.-- that's why I thought Gothic would be fitting). I see doing each bridesmaid's top in a different yarn so that we all look the same but different. Like one in silk one in mohair. I think I am going to do a light gray or natural color. (our shoes are silver and dress and sash is navy- GO STATE!)

My hope is that they will be able to wear these all again. What do you think?

6 comments:

Megan said...

Looks like it's gonna be fabulous!

lilhatshack.typepad.com said...

Love that idea and adore your sketch. I have to say i'm so jealous of anyone that can sketch like this...I posted some sketches I'm working on and they are laughable...finally I asked my little nephew to help me out - his were great! Can't wait to see your finished product!

Amy O'Neill Houck said...

The sketch is beautiful!! I love the idea of being able to let your hair (or boobs) down after the ceremony. Good thing you're changing yarns--so you don't go crazy making the same garment a gazillion times ;-) Can you recruit other bridesmaids to help crochet?

Lisa said...

ooh! i love it! and you can recruit this bridesmaid to help crochet! I think it would fuN! I"m trying to be more bi-textural! ~L

drew said...

Looks fantastic!!

Robyn said...

Thank you everyone!

Lisa- I am so glad you are on board! I hope KT likes them too. Now I just have to get Crystal to make her own too.