We had two very late nights going to bed at midnight on both Friday and Saturday night so we certainly worked hard.
First stop Friday was to go and look at the lace I wanted to purchase. This wasn't from my beloved Walthamstow Market, and it was very very expensive so I needed someone to support me 1st in confirming my choice of fabric and, 2nd supporting me when I paid over the money, for which dear readers, I am still in shock, but delighted with the fabric.
So one of the first jobs was to make the final decision on the design because we needed to work the design around the lace. We scrolled through many pictures on the internet, looked at patterns from BurdaStyle and the propriety brands that I have and a design was born.
Next job was to alter the Butterick pattern to fit our design and here is Viv doing just that for me (excuse the mess).
My 11 year old bridesmaid will be wearing the same colour as these little ones but a slightly more grown up dress. I am using a BurdaStyle pattern from their February 2012 issue and will trace that off during the week.
Viv left at lunchtime to head back home, a 3 hour plus car ride, and I can't tell you how grateful I was for all her help. It would have been almost impossible for me to take such accurate measurements on my own. She very kindly took my bodice top to sew up for me and some fabric to cover 20+ tiny buttons in the fashion fabric. This is the sort of job I hate and am even more grateful for her help.
BIG BIG THANK YOU VIV this has taken such a load off my mind.
Catch you later..................