Saturday, October 28, 2017

Saturday, Finally!


 Dress back with key hole
 I just seem to forget how much time creative sewing takes.  Alterations are one thing. but when you add to a garment it is time consuming.  I FINALLY finished this dress at 1:30 in the morning last night.  I thought I would never get done.  Many wedding dresses for a long time have been strapless. A strapless dress is easier to make and to alter, but not every one can wear one with ease.  This bride (who is beautiful) is very thin but also busty.  Now she could have worn this dress fine the way it was, but her bust was out on a platter so to speak.  (this is something I have never had to deal with, sigh)  She was uncomfortable.  So big mouth ( who will remain anonymous) suggested an illusion neckline.  This would allow the front of the dress to be pulled up tighter and make her feel more secure. So I had to dig in my wedding dress stash and find a lace that would match the color and start cutting out motifs. 
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     This dress also needed to be shortened .  That means the lace off the bottom has to be carefully removed in pieces and brought up on the dress.  Very time

consuming and delicate work.  But it is done!




     Daughter #2 called and said she was coming down with her husband and son as son-in-law has a slew of new uniforms that need to be altered.  My house is a wreck and I mean a wreck. So I need to get my butt in gear and get to cleaning said wreck.

    I still have a large dog/fox costume to cut out and another formal to hem and another that needs major work, but they will have to wait until I have a clean house.

     Crap I hate stress cleaning it always leads the mouse to a cookie.

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.

Kim

20 comments:

  1. I have found that people will question the, seemingly to them, exorbitant price I would charge for "creativity" they wanted from me. They seem to think the searching you did should not count as work time. The wracking of my brain and creative effort is worth something to me. They get something of value at the end! I charged $700 for a dress for a 6 foot mannequin. No one gave me a pattern! Plus, beaded lace was chosen for a curved portion. It had to be sewn on (both sides of lace)by hand. Plus, there was a cape, slip, hosiery, and leather shoes. They chose all material. There was lots of yelling at me at the end, but they understood and apologized. AND, gave me more work to do. I am not cheap.

    Now, if I were you, I would see daughter's visit as a boon. She could clean for you while you sewed for her.

    I never had to worry about spilling out of any top, either.

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    1. That should be 4 foot mannequin.

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    2. I was kind of thinking of that:)

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    3. When I sewed clothes for my sister when I was in hs, she had to take my might of washing dishes. My girls when older had to do stuff I normally did when I sewed in a fever for them, usually a bespoke design.

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    4. We had to do the same thing for my mother.

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  2. BLess your heart.. I have lots of different type items for others.. But having to alter bust areas, and change lace ,etc.. eeeh.. Do not like that type of sewing.. Very time consuming for sure..

    Wish I lived close by, I would run over and help you clean up.. [smile].. I do remember my ebay sewing days.. The phone call of "I'm coming over", was always when I had a very busy sewing day or week and the house was a wreck.. eeeh.
    Praying for you.. Is your mom better?

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    1. She is doing well today I think. Thanks for asking. When I have a very busy week sewing I don't get anything else done. Yikes!

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  3. Your work is beautiful. I wish someone had taught me to sew.

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    1. Thank you and welcome to my debt blog. Let's do this together at least we can have some fun in the struggle;)

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  4. Time is money. When I catered I always figured in my time as well as the food costs before pricing my services. The dress is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you. I have done illusion neck lines on other dresses but this is my first attempt at a wedding dress.

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  5. You are such an amazing seamstress! Beautiful dress! I can't sew at all, but I'm a heck of a housekeeper (if I do say so myself!) and if we lived closer, I'd gladly give you a hand in that department.

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    1. And I would gladly pay you to take it. I have had house keepers before but I can't find a good one.

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  6. What a beautiful dress and such a splendid idea to add the top piece for 'comfort'. I would need the top piece to keep mine from sliding straight down...lol. You do amazing work!

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    1. Yeah I have me a pair of roll ups also. That is what you get when you nurse 3 kids.

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  7. The dress is beautiful. You did a wonderful job altering it. I love to sew, but that is not my cup of tea. I admire your ability to do it.

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    1. Thank you. I also love to sew and I really like to create.

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  8. Wow! Good job mom. That looks wonderful.

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