I’ve been working on the garters for my brother’s wedding. I finished the throw garter some time ago and started the edging for the keep garter. Several weeks ago I finished the tatting, but just had not stopped long enough to make the full garter.
While the tomatoes were cooking this week, I dragged the sewing machine out of the closet and set up a sewing station. I made a sewn garter but it wasn’t big enough, so I started the garter again. Once I had a properly sized garter, I attached my edging and finished all of the edges. There was just one problem. The garter really needed something to cover the seam. So I worked on a flower or tatted motif to finish it.
After I finished it, I worried that the flower looked odd, but after a few days I really think I like it.
Here is a photo of the garters together. I like them. I think the garters complement each other, but are also unique enough to be appreciated in their own right.