setting: mom's project room
time: Tuesday before the wedding'
lace: pinned on
goal: decide on hem lengths
First of all, I must say that putting those three skirts together was a crazy, harder-than-I-imagined task. What can I say? I like to dream big! Brett kept wondering why I was still working on the skirt???? And since he didn't want to know anything about the dress, I couldn't say, "well, I cut the straight skirt too small and we had to re-adjust all the seams. oh, and i'm making three layers of skirts, which means I have 7 seams...wait, no, we're doing french seams, so make that 14 seams. and then I'm hand-stitching the lace on the bottom. That's why the skirt is taking longer than the day I had optimistically estimated."
That's why on Tuesday, Mercy and Gab and I decided on the hem lengths (while mom made the chocolate wedding cake I was supposed to make).
On Wednesday, I put in the button loops (for the buttons inherited from Gab's wedding dress)
On Thursday, I finished the button loops and hand-stitched the lace on the hems (while Jamey and Naomi made the second chocolate wedding cake that I was supposed to make).
On Friday, Naomi sewed the seam up the back (while Abi? Nathaniel? Joshua? helped with the kids. and Gab and her helpers were prepping for my rehearsal dinner)
this is how Newton weddings work. everyone -- literally -- hits the ground running.
I was flitting about the city greeting wedding guests and meeting new family. I did nothing but chit-chat, the day before the wedding...which for some reason surprised me....
on Saturday, I wore it.
finished on friday, thanks to family, and it was lovely.