Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I've been a bit out of the blogger mode, while preparing and recovering for my oldest daughter's wedding.  My artistic (sewing) skills were in emergency demand when the dress returned from the alterations "expert", less than a week before the big day, in a lumpy mess:  twisted boning, crooked hem, puckered neckline, bent backward side seams and zipper, buttons that floated away from the zipper with no hooks... gathered skirt pulled with double fullness at the sides  I spent nearly all of 3+ days taking it all apart and putting it back together.  Then we drove 7 hours to the groom's graduation from USAF pilot training, and 7 hours back just in time for the rehearsal!  The photo shows the final fitting--at the church!  It worked...hallelujah!  She was fabulously beautiful and so happy.  I'm amazed at how much time it takes to de-compress from all that!  Check out her last 4 blog posts for a good laugh at the stressful situation:

1 comment:

Kim said...

I had already read her blogs (I'd been checking in since Oktoberfest when you gave me the blog address). I have really enjoyed wedding preparations through her eyes; she's a very talented writer. It's a good thing you were the mother of the bride for this one - there's no way this mama could have added chief seamstress to my other duties. We would have been calling grandma!