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...................