Saturday, December 8, 2012

Hi Visibility Bridesmaid Dress

the gorgeous safety bridesmaid!!! (love the matching hat)
I contemplated calling this blog post the 22 minute bridesmaid dress. As - yes- all it took to make was 22 minutes. We had our work  Christmas Do today and as the H&S rep for the company I felt that this is a very appropriate outfit. T-Shirts were the old style and could no longer be made to wear, I decided to put them to good use.

Another title could be - make a bridesmaids dress from 2 T-shirts and a Hi Viz vest.

I overlocked most of the seams so it is really rough. All the neck and other edges were left raw as T-shirting does not really fray.

I turned up to the work do in the new Longsilver uniform and got a great reception. I told them all that it was a trial run for the wedding in two weeks time. (Anna and Mark run Longsilver Construction Ltd). Anna was not amused that I would wear it to the wedding - told me I would not be let out of the kitchen. But I AM going to wear it (well while we set up anyway).
Cutting it all up

The begining - two t-shirts and a Hi Viz vest

The two vests for my nephews
I join Amanda at Crazy Mum Quilts for finish it up friday - I had been working the last two weeks on more Silk waistcoats and bow ties for my two nephews Albie and Jack. I finished them this morning before I got stuck into my dress for the wedding.

I also join other link ups here


  1. Brilliant outfit! Loving the pink drink too :)

  2. Truly awesome!!! I love it :)

    1. Hey Deb - your husband will have heaps of hi viz. You could make one for yourself!!!

  3. How fun!

    Thanks for linking up to the weekly creative :)
    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  4. For safety purposes, high visibility Safety vest and Reflective tape are going to make you far more visible.


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