So, let me start from where I left off in my last post. I had finished the bodice, and only needed to insert the zipper, construct the skirt, pockets, and tucks, and attach it all. First, I ended up getting sick. It was definitely some type of respiratory illness, and I was just plain tired. I pushed through as much as possible, but wasn't as productive as I could have been.
Later, I ended up having more issues with the fit of the garment. I kept trying it on, taking it in here or there, then retrying it on. By Thursday night I realized that I needed a lot more tweaks to get the dress to a place I was happy with. So, I reluctantly decided to go with my back-up plan, and finish my dress once I got back from the wedding. That was such a HARD decision to make!
Here is a pic of the dress so far:
I am going to continue adjusting this dress, and am now faced with the dilemma of where to wear it, lol! But, like anything in life, if you sew it, the event will come! I am not sure where that will be, but it will be neat when the opportunity presents itself. I only hope I can get to it because my UFOs have been piling up...
Now that you have seen what I didn't wear, here is what I DID wear to the wedding:
It is a polka dotted dress with waist definition, and a vintage feel. Though it was not my first choice, it ended up perfect for the occasion. And we had such a great time together at the wedding!! I mean, my baby brother is now married!! Everything was beautiful, and the food was amazing!
I wanted to show you pics of the bride and groom, but I am currently waiting until they post pics to their own social media account. It was their wish, and I have no problem honoring that. I will show you my two boys together. Here they are, my youngest and oldest:
Lastly, here is a pic of me and my father. I am a daddy's girl at heart! I always have been, and always will be. My dad looked so great, you all. He is retired military and a former drill sergeant (can you tell). His wisdom has guided my life, and continues to do so currently.
If you all are interested, I will post additional photos of the bride and groom when I can.
For now I am working on a few things that I want to finish before the end of the month. I am also thinking of creating a tab on the blog that will allow you to see "in-progress" pics of my Kelly Anorak jacket. It would be a good way for me to catalog it, and reference for my review when I am finished.
I am also nearly done with the Piedra pattern from Seamworks patterns. I hope to be able to show you this one soon!