Thursday, 4 April 2013

Wedding sewing progress


I now take my hat off to all those people who sew for clients, especially wedding sewing because that is how I feel right now.

I had to give myself a schedule to get through all the wedding sewing, and I am not far from achieving this.

Alana's dress - done
Ella's dress - done
Esme's dress - done (and she loved it) no alterations required
Natalie's dress - done (except for the hem - bias hem hmmmmm oh so looking forward to that-not)
Sharlene's dress - nearly finished I just need to sew side seams (dress and lining) and insert zipper and hem.

This just leaves around 4 hours work on Sharlene's dress, however I am full of a head cold again, and finding it hard to concentrate, but hopefully I can do a little each evening between now and Friday night, so I am just left with completing my dress and starting my daughter's which is a little bit of a problem as her baby is due around the wedding date.

Below from left to right, Esme's dress BurdaStyle 02/2012-142 Natalie's dress Butterick 5710, Alana and Ella's dresses Butterick 5705.


Saturday we have a really busy day: 10:00 hrs - menu selection at the venue, 12:00 hrs - wedding cake sampling and design selection, 13:30 hrs - photographer, 14:30 hrs suit selection for the men, followed by shoe shopping for the little ones.

I can't believe that on Saturday it will only be 6 weeks until the wedding.  I don't actually have a complete wedding dress hanging anywhere right now.  My friend Viv covered my tiny buttons and sewed the bodice of my underdress, and I have sewn the seams of the skirt for the underdress, but that is as far as I have got.  I spent a little time experimenting with some fabrics last night, in an effort to achieve the look I want for the bottom of the skirt and believe I made some progress, but needless to say I have loads to do.

Apologies for fewer posts, and a lack of comments on other blogs, but my mind is on other matters and hopefully things will get back to normal post wedding activities.

I will close this post with a comment on the BBC2 show The Great British Sewing Bee - I thoroughly enjoyed the show and I believe that you can get it on You Tube too if you are not UK based.  There are two ladies that I recognise, Tilly from the blog Tilly and the buttons who gives more inside info on the show on her blog, and Ann Rowley who is a wonderful contributor on Artisan's Square who replies to quite a few questions from members on the thread.  I am really looking forward to the next episode.

Catch you all later...................



27 comments:

  1. So lovely to see them togehter. You'll get there. Hope your head clears soon and good luck with all the preparations on Saturday.
    I've recorded the sewing bee program, hope to watch it tonight.

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    1. thanks - you will enjoy the program

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  2. They look absolutely stunning together - the entire wedding party will be a magnificent sight after all your myraid of plans. I do hope you are enjoying the ride, minus the annoying head cold ... J

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    1. thanks Judith - I am sort of enjoying it but think I will start panicking soon

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  3. What wonderful dresses. They are lovely.. I am amazed at how much work you have got done..
    Hope your cold gets better soon. Can't wait to see your dress .. fun, fun..

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    1. thanks, however I did start a few weeks ago. Yes I can't wait to see my dress too lol

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  4. Hang in there, girl! Hope your cold goes away quickly, the dresses are fab.

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    1. So do I Coco I bought lots of pills

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  5. Beautiful dresses and hope you get well soon, too. I hope Saturday isn't too stressful and plans go smoothly!

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  6. goodness me this is lovely. Great work

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  7. Lovely, lovely, lovely dresses. Hope you feel better soon and that Saturday goes smoothly.

    I sew for clients and am starting to move away from it. There can be drama and wanting more than you can afford. Plus, little time for yourself.

    Looking forward to the next dresses.

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    1. Thanks Ann I guess I was thinking of you when I made the sewing for clients statement.

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  8. The dresses look so pretty together! You have been a sewing hero!

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  9. What beautiful dresses! The color scheme is so lovey, and your pattern choices are just the best. Hang in there!

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    1. Thanks Peggy I confess I am pleased with the colours need to work on flower colours now

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  10. Beautiful dresses - I'm impressed
    Marciae from SG

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  11. You are on fire!! With every post, I am amazed with your progress. Way to go!!!

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    1. Thanks I am getting there slowly

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  12. You are absolutely amazing! The dresses are gorgeous. I hope that all goes well and you have everything done in time - and don't forget that the bride should be well rested on her very special day.

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    1. Gosh I do hope so, but getting all this done now, will ensure I get rest the week before the wedding.

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  13. An amazing accomplishment so far Pauline. Good luck on the rest!

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  14. These are so lovely, and so ambitious of you. I can't wait to see your dress. Have fun sewing it!

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  15. These are so lovely, and so ambitious of you. I can't wait to see your dress. Have fun sewing it!

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