New year, new start! Now that the Christmas and gifting season is over, I can post photos of the gifts I made for our family. I promise to do that soon!
First, I want to wrap up some loose ends on the blog. Well, it’s one loose end, really. Remember the flower girl dresses I was making for my brother-in-law’s wedding back in August during my summer vacation? The entire endeavor was a huge flop. I don’t care what everyone else says to try to dissuade me; to me it will always be a flop in my mind.
It all started when I volunteered to make the dresses for my nieces and my now sister-in-law’s cousin’s little girl. I had set my deadline for the end of August before school was back in session again, well ahead of the October wedding. I took my nieces’ measurements and happily began to cut out the pieces. The other flower girl lives out of state and so measurements came from the girl’s mother. BIG MISTAKE. I suspected that the measurements were a little off. I’ve been around enough kids to know that if these measurements were accurate, the little girl was chubby and short, especially compared to my nieces. I checked with the bride and the bride checked with the girl’s mom and I was given the go ahead.
Skip ahead 2 months to the wedding. For reasons beyond our control, my nieces did not participate in the wedding. (Bummer #1) The other flower girl turned out to be tall and slim and the dress was way too big on her. (Bummer #2) I was left feeling irritated because this disaster, which was beyond my control, made me look completely incompetent. So this is my New Year’s Sewing Resolution – I will never sew another article of clothing without being able to do the measurements and fittings myself. Lesson learned.
Looking on the bright side, if anyone is interested in buying a size 7 and/or size 4 white cotton knee-length, sleeveless, empire waist dress with sweetheart neckline and purple sash, let me know.
Anne, I look forward to seeing all your beautiful photos using your new camera!