Calling All DIY Garter Brides!

I'm dead set on making my garter and this is my inspiration:


I m dead set photo 2905684-1


Would ANYONE know how to make gathered tulle like this? Did I just get myself in a DIY hole for even attempting this?

Posted on May 1, 2011 at 7:01 am
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That is stunning Noelle! You so can do it :o] Haven't seen this type of garter. Great inspiration


Posted on May 1, 2011 at 11:28 am
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Here's a garter tutorial:


http://www.the-wedding-information-site.com/bridal-garter.html


For this particular tulle one, it looks like there isn't any ribbon on the outside.  Instead, it looks like there's just an elastic on the inside and the stitching is actually done from the outside (meeting the elastic in the middle).


Closeup of your garter (you can see the shadow of what seems to be an elastic on the inside of the garter, especially if you look towards the right side of the pic):


Here s a garter photo 2906200-1


PS. It's gorgeous!  I kind of want one too!  I'm afraid it might get itchy though?


 

Posted on May 1, 2011 at 3:10 pm
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you can find elastic "thread" at any fabric store.  cut the width you want (probably 2 inches), and make tiny stitches in and out of the tulle, making sure it's not too tight on your leg. you can either hand sew or glue the applique--just make sure you allow for "give" when you put on the garter.  the last thing you want is to put it on after sewing the applique on and ripping all of your hard work because the applique is too tight!  hope this helps.  but judging by the look, this should be a cinch. 

Posted on May 2, 2011 at 2:46 am
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Thanks ladies!!


SanFran, I didn't even think about that lol i guess we'll find out? i just thought this is super adorbs and a tad different. I might tweak it where the tulle goes half way and have the applique stand alone because of its embellishments.


tglover, thanks for your suggestions! i'm overseas so finding the thread will be difficult but i'll browse online for it!


 

Posted on May 2, 2011 at 3:45 am
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OK ladies!!! i finished the garter and i love it! it's a tad different, i wanted to it be something u've never seen before!!! will post pics soon!

Posted on May 4, 2011 at 4:15 am
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WOW!  I can't believe you got it done so quickly. :D  We wants to seeees!

Posted on May 4, 2011 at 5:59 am
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Here it is!!! i left the applique by itself because it was beautiful all on its own!! tell me what you think ladies!!!


Here it is i photo 2912367-1 Here it is i photo 2912367-2

Posted on May 4, 2011 at 6:34 am
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This is what it looks like on my leg, weird positioning but don't mind that please!


This is what it photo 2912388-1

Posted on May 4, 2011 at 6:38 am
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wonderful job!

Posted on May 4, 2011 at 8:05 am
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Wowza!  It looks great!  I personally prefer the tulle backing up the applique (maybe because I'm paranoid it will snap) but this is gorgeous! Is it itchy/scratchy/tickly?

Posted on May 4, 2011 at 8:29 am
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Thanks Elle and SanFran!


Yeah I was thinking about it, but I didn't know if it would be too much. I actually sewed the applique to a ribbon in the back that is sewn into the main garter. I might do another one with the tulle backing and decide from there.


it's not that bad actually.  so it's not too much you think?

Posted on May 4, 2011 at 5:18 pm
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Nope, don't think it's too much at all!

Posted on May 4, 2011 at 7:40 pm
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Thanks SanFran! uber excited! i have to think about how to do the throw away one now lol

Posted on May 5, 2011 at 3:39 am
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it's gorgeous!!! i want to DIY one for myself too :)

Posted on May 5, 2011 at 12:05 pm
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hi red! thank you! Let me know when you make yours I can't wait to see it~!

Posted on May 6, 2011 at 2:01 am
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so pretty!

Posted on July 11, 2011 at 3:55 pm

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