Tuesday, September 4, 2007

McWilliams Bridal Party - Sewing Marathon!

Well, this weekend I spent the majority of my time sewing for the McWilliams bridal party. I missed out on two parties, one the McWilliams bridal shower. I heard it through the grapevine that it was wild! I must do better time management of my sewing projects. Oh well, hear is the timeline for the progress made over the holiday weekend:

9/2/07 Sewed from 11:00am to 11:00pm including a lunch break and made a quick dinner (Baked chicken, sweet potatoes, and broccoli and carrots).
9/3/07 picked up a few notions from JoAnn's and one pattern after morning church services; sewed from 4:30pm to 12:00am (one snack break; no dinner).
9/4/07 Started sewing about 12:00 noon (visit with my sister for a little while). sewed until 9:00pm (prepared another quick dinner: smothered cabbage, fried perch, and cornbread).

I'm happy to report I accomplished the work planned for this weekend: altered 4 skirts minus the completion of the inner waistbands; altered/lined 4 corsets minus the fastening of the lining to the zipper; 2 dress bodices and altered skirts to eliminate over-exposure.

What's left to do: fastening lining to zipper tape and dress skirt, slip stitching the inside waistband to the skirt, pressing, and hemming of two dresses.

I'm tired..., Bride and groom wanted me to make four vests for the men/child of the bridal party. I asked my friend Pauline M. to help me out. I did not think I would make the deadline, wedding September 15th. Plus I have two more dresses to complete for the 1st bridal party. Did I say I was tired.., The final fitting and pickup is tentatively scheduled for Saturday early afternoon.


  1. Lady, you have been busy! I'm so excited to see those dresses. I will start on Amber's homecoming dress probably this weekend as soon as I clear my cutting table.

  2. wow! Can't wait to see the dresses!

  3. Ladies, I'll post pictures soon. I really need to get a good camera. I've invited a friend to take pictures while I work with the bridal party. I'm anxious to finish. It's been a little stressful, changes in pattern design and fitting everyone's body type in a short period of time. I measured the last person about two and half weeks ago.



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