Kitschy fun "just married" dress embroidery for your honeymoon outfit

Guestpost by Hellojodi on Jul. 24th

just married 002My beloved and I are getting married, and stop #1 on the honeymoon is Niagara Falls. It'll be one kitsch-infused road trip, so I wanted something that was retro, kitschy, fun, and just special to wear for the honeymoon.

I recently picked up embroidery and LOVE IT. (It is like the craft equivalent of coloring in a coloring book.) I mostly just embroider onto apparel, and had a light bulb moment — embroider something for my honeymoon outfit.

I can't draw, so I found a pattern I liked online. I originally wanted a "Just Married" banner with cans and stuff on the back of a skirt to wear on our honeymoon, but I couldn't find something already done. So being a full-fledged member of the Half-Assed Craft Society, I found this pattern and said "Good enough!" then added text in a font I liked, and our wedding date:

Then I went to — where else? — the thrift store and found the perfect skirt. Well, my definition of perfect: it fit and was 75% off that day so it cost 50 cents. I reversed and printed the image and traced over it with a transfer pen. It didn't take very long and I really love it.

If only all wedding planning was this enjoyable. I suppose next I need to start monogramming my lingerie?

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Ukulele player, thrift store socialite, jazz band performer, mild-mannered accountant, sex maniac.