Thursday, October 02, 2008

What's Been Keeping Me Busy...

Joel's fiancee, Racheal, surprised me some months ago by asking me if I could make the bridesmaids' dresses for the wedding. My mind quickly ran over what would and might be involved and with 17-year-old confidence said that I would do it. Okay, so I didn't think of everything that would be involved... =)

Racheal and I decided on the same pattern that Anna used for Miriam's bridesmaids, McCall's 3954. While we were waiting for the fabric to come in, it hit me what I had just agreed to. I had less than three months to make 5 dresses! Well, it was an easy pattern and I knew I could do it.

I became less sure of that fact as I struggled to get measurements and then bodice sizing to make sure it was the right size. As we neared a month and a half left, I was nearing the panic stage. Finally, we got the first dress cut out and I began sewing. Once the dress had taken it's shape I began to feel that this was actually possible. I am now almost done with the second dress and though they are going to be done later than I wished, they will be done. Thankfully, all of her girls are local so I don't have to ship any dresses off. Even better, my sister is one of them, so I can use her as a dummy while I make her dress. =)

I will post more pictures once all the dresses are done. I decided to take a break to let everyone know what I'm doing right now.

God bless you all!

9 comments:

Susan said...

A popular bridesmaid pattern, apparently :-). I made the same pattern for a maid-of-honor dress I wore a few years ago. I love the pattern, and it turned out nicely in the picture you have! I ended up having to size down the pattern 2 sizes and alter the darts a tad, but it was a perfect fit after that :-).

Anna Naomi said...

It looks beautiful, Miriam! Great job! The other 3 will come together in no time.

I really like the color too - quite lovely!

Elijah Lofgren said...

Great job! Thanks for the update.

Have a great weekend,

Elijah

Ella said...

You are doing a fine job!! Keep it up!

Robert said...

Your doing a good job! I like that pattern.

Courtney said...

Thats a really pretty color for a wedding. Wish I would have thought of that.

Sharon said...

It looks beautiful. Don't take your God-given gift for granted.

Scott Family said...

It looks great! They are going to be fabulous!

Lily :o)

Virginia K. said...

That dress looks beautiful!!!!! Great job!!!