Kitschy fun "just married" dress embroidery for your honeymoon outfit #Fashion Porn#custom dress#honeymoon#retro July 24 | Guest post by Hellojodi My 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? Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Hellojodi Ukulele player, thrift store socialite, jazz band performer, mild-mannered accountant, sex maniac. http://pinterest.com/hellojodi PREVIOUS Use chalk boards on your reception table to reserve spaces and entertain guests NEXT Can't find the perfect processional? Have Matthew McConnell custom compose one for you! Show/Hide comments [ 7 ] Totally will be stealing this idea! Love love love it! 1 agrees Reply I LOVE it. I have also recently picked up embroidery. It's the perfect TV-watching, keep-the-hands-busy craft. Also, I am now in love with the phrase "Half-Assed Craft Society." Hilarious. 5 agree Reply I'm a member of the sister society, the half-assed aka lazy chic diy society 1 agrees Reply I can't take credit for this phrase: it was the brain child of my co-matrons of honor. I'm half-assed fashion, one is half-assed food and the other is half-assed decor. The plan was to have a blog that showed a photo of what we intended to make with a photo of what was ACTUALLY made next to it. Unsurprisingly, we never got this blog started. 3 agree Reply Truly awesome!! Reply Or "His" and "Hers" pillowcases. 1 agrees Reply Those are totally on my list, too! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.