Weddings make for the ultimate girl-bonding events – bridal showers and bachelorette parties. Girl power yo! If you’re a bride-to-be, bridesmaid, maid of honor, sister of the bride, or just party planner, you may be brainstorming bridal party ideas. Hey, here’s an idea – gather your wedding squad and host a panty party. I may hate the word (panty), but making one of the simplest DIY sewing projects makes for a great afternoon. It’s not just me, even the Huffington Post agrees.
Emily Watson is a food blogger who lives in Philly and is getting married this spring. Surprise, surprise, we met via our blogs/Instagram. She reached out to me about collaborating for her bridal shower – I hadn’t thought of hosting one, but after Saturday, I want to do more. Seriously.soooo.much.fun.
We shortened the workshop to be from 1-5:00 PM, and despite the fact that everyone had very minimal or no sewing experience, they were rockstars and trooped through. This was funny – I thought that they would NOT be precise with sewing and measurements, since they were newbies, but most were in the medical or the financial industry, so they were very meticulous. I kept saying to them, “Listen, we’re not curing cancer here. We’re making panties!” As an added sewing DIY, the ladies also hand sewed tea bags.
Being the fabulous chef that she is, Emily and her bridal troops provided the food. We used BHLDN decor throughout to create a truly breathtaking atmosphere (cake stands here, signage stands here, napkins here, straws here, floral garland here, paper garland here). Bra Making Supplies by Arte Crafts provided the trims (elastic here) and Fleishman Fabrics provided the fabric and lining (red shiny milliskin/Lycra + red stretch mesh). All students sewed on Spiegel’s 60609.