It might be these bright winter days with no snow, but lots of light that are making beige and “neutral” colors seem so appealing.
Look at these amazing tulle ball gowns for lights that Seeking Everyday Beauty made:
Here’s a close up:
And guess what they’re made of?
Old sewing patterns. Beautiful, worn, patterned pieces of tissue. One of my classmates last year used sewing patterns in her artwork, and in her senior thesis installation, which was a series of mixed-media paintings and writings that focused, in part, on a woman’s sense of self. Patterns for women’s clothing are such a great medium to use for that kind of exploration. But I’m loving the beige, the soft fullness, and all the possibilities– I imagine wrapping gifts with the patterns, and using pale colored ribbon to finish them off.
A simple Esty search for “beige” reaped more beautiful things:
I’m tempted to keep deep lapis as the dress color for the lady bridespeople, and accessorize them in all shades of creamy pale.
Ritzybee had an entire inspiration board around beige:
I adore the giant fabric flower on the shoulder of that gown. I also think, with my basic sewing skills, I could make flowers like that from cheap cast-offs of pale, creamy fabric from fabric stores. If they don’t turn out well enough to use for the wedding, I could still decorate little blank books, drawer pulls, and gifts with them.
PS: My friend Shelly contributed her ever-wise and dashing two cents to the question of registry inserts–go back to that post to read her comment. We should all be so lucky as I am, to have someone as no-nonsense as her around to prick the faux-bubbles of constricting etiquette.