DIY garterment

Beginned 045As well as our homemade wedding present (which I will blog about soon) I decided to make something a little more personal for Maddie. There was no subtle way of getting a leg measurement other than asking if I could take one, I made sure this was a couple of months ago over some wine so there was sufficient time for Mad’s to forget!

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I had originally thought I would feed elastic though some light blue ribbon and then attach further lace to that, but at pretty much the 11th hour I found lace with elastic already within it. This was a perfect base so I attached some softer larger lace behind it on both sides (if you are wearing it all day it has to be comfy) and then threaded a thinner blue ribbon through the elasticated lace. Making sure to leave enough slack so the elastic could still stretch. Final finishing touch a few ribbon roses and this cluster of three roses with pearls for the front.

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Hope she likes it! (and has been too busy with wedding prep to read this blog post) .

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