Post-wedding shot (hence the wrinkles)
Any procrastinating perfectionist knows that feeling of overwhelmed spiked with dread when you are still working on a project in the wee hours. You know. So late and so tired that you start counting the hours you have remaining on your fingers like a 6-year-old tackling their first math problem. That was me. So much so that after a while I put down my undone dress and started looking in my closet for a possible last minute ‘this-will-do’ alternative.
But this playa wasn’t going out like that.
It was a brief night of rest, but I am SO happy that I pressed on! I finished the dress on time, it fit perfectly, and it was very very well received. I looked more than ready for a gorgeous noon wedding with short ceremony and long reception – EXACTLY the way it should be!
The dress looks more pink in these photos while in my last post it looked more red. I swear when you see this garment in a certain light it looks more coral/hot-sherbert like. I just can’t get enough of the folded one-shoulder detailing.
Me posed with the DJ and emcee of the wedding, more popularly known as the Mad Hatta, from the Houston radio station 97.9 the Box
Because I only had about 10 days before the event and there were a thousand pieces to this pattern, I didn’t bother to do a mock-up in muslin fabric to make sure it would fit properly. I did however look up this pattern on Pattern Review first. I highly recommend this site if you are about to start a new project and you’d like to see if others recommend the pattern, if the pattern is true-to-size for most folks, and each user usually submits their shots of their final outcome.
As much as I’m happy with the turnout, I will never do this pattern again IN LIFE.