I talk a lot about how Matt and I held each element of a "traditional wedding" under a microscope and decided whether to:
- Keep it
- Modify it
- Reject it
- Create something new
However, everyone needs to make the decision for themselves, based on what makes sense to them. If you are going the garter route, this DIY version from the purl bee is pretty darn cool.
It uses elastic thread in the bobbin, which is my new favorite trick. I'm in the process of making a dress from scratch, using this miraculous invention (just say no to darts and pleats!).
The tutorial from the purl bee is very clear and easy to follow. Happy sewing!