It was a big success!
Are you all tired of me going on and on about the dress? I promise, this will be the last of it.
This past week I worked on the dress, blogged about it and even threw ( privately) tantrums of my own.
I managed to finish it on time and she went to the dance as one happy girl!
Few of the phrases that went through my mind were...
Just shoot me.. Never again and What was I thinking?
My dear daughter, might I add is the most understanding, calm and non judgmental human being was not looking for a perfect dress. Just a finished dress!
Some thing to wear at the dance that would fit her.
Every time I had my doubts, she encouraged me and when that wasn't working she went on with her life with such trust and faith, believing that it was somehow going to happen.
And it did
The bag too!
Of course, you will never see the details on the dress.
I did terrible on finishing details.
But she assured me,"Mom, I don't mind!"
Last night she tried it on and it was almost three inches big..
I sewed a seam from top of the back to the waist..
It worked great!
Her glowing face was enough of a proof!
Last year was my first attempt at a formal dress. same story.. went to the mall and did not find anything that would fit her and my pocket so I somehow made this dress. With boning and zipper and all..
Another one of those- you never want to see from up close!
Those people from that show would throw a fit!
But she was as happy as she could be!
I think she is just a happy girl because if my mom made me a dress that had so many flaws.. I am not sure how I would have reacted.. Wait a minute.. I know and she does too!
Now that I can reflect back on this past week,
I will never say never..
Because, that's what I said to my mom when I was a teenager..
I was never-ever going to sew in my life..
and here I am!
I know for fact that I don't follow instructions well.
It is not because I can not.. I just don't like it.
I am just made that way..
No big deal!
All the while I was trying to follow each and every one of some 45 steps, I was eagerly anticipating for the Saturday to come and be done!
Living in the moment would have saved me a few trips to the fabric store and ripping out seams over and over again!
By the way, I only do that while I sew garments..
Quilting is another story!
Speaking of which, now I have some beautiful silks from this and past experiements.
I am thinking a crazy quilt. That 's how they were made.. scraps and strings from the tailored clothing..
Oh.. it feels good to be talking about quilts again!
The second biggest advantage of making the dress?
I was forced to dust of my Viking Designer One and learned that it is a very classy machine..
It sews like magic and after first few getting used to it moments I was sewing like a champ!
The first and foremost advantage.. you ask?
Did I mention the smile?
Never say never!
Live in the moment.