Last week was a wonderful time with my dear friend and maid of honor, Rebecca.
It had been a long time, really almost a year, since we had spent much time together. This 5th (I think?) traditional annual 'sewing week' was cherished by both of us. Sort of the 'end of an era', you know? We've had so many wonderful adventures at reenactments, and visits back and forth, I'm sad to see them go.
Though I hope we will have even better and new adventures in the state of Tennessee! I've made her promise to visit me after I'm married and moved away. :)
Someone has to occupy the spare bedroom, after all!
We talked late into each night, sewed up a storm, and even though we can quote them almost by heart, we re-watched some of our best-loved films including
Wives & Daughters, Quality Street, and Tammy & the Bachelor.
It was a wonderful time. We made lots of plots for the future, and I hope they all come true!
During the week we worked on Rebecca's bridesmaid dress, and my wedding gown.
Neither of which are finished yet...
But, the most delightful (and finished!) project from the sewing week, was, hands down the flower crown wreaths for the wedding. I decided since I was going to wear a floral wreath to accompany my wedding dress, it would be fun for all the girls to have one too!
Each wreath turned out beautifully different and unique. We agreed that loved every one! I can't wait to see them with the complete outfits and hairstyles. I think they will be lovely at the wedding. Just what I was envisioning.
Little sisters (and also best friends) Carolina and Michelle invaded the sewing room and went a little wild with joy at the prospect of their very own flower crowns.
Yes, the little sisters had much too much fun.
As I posted earlier, I decided not to wear a veil on my wedding day. I chose a floral crown just because I liked it, but then became delightfully aware that it was quite common for brides in the 1840s-1860s as well! Both with fresh flowers and paper/fabric. See lots of examples here on my wedding pinterest board.