Hello all, just touching base before I get into the Christmas rush. So far all I have been doing is working on my dress and altering a wedding gown. Very complicated affair, she lost 50 lbs. AFTER she received the dress!!!!! Not an easy task to take it in and hem it etc. The good news is that it's almost finished. I have been working on my mother-of-the-groom dress on and off, the built in corset has proven to be a bit of a challenge especially when the supplies have to be mailed back and forth. But I know it will all come together in the end, I am about 50% of the way there now.
We had a fitting with my future daughter-in-law and it was sooooo much fun we re-designed the wedding gown and hair and head piece and so on! This is the fun of custom made, the freedom to choose and follow what the fabric tells you to do, I have been laughingly called the "fabric whisperer"! Indeed fabric whisperer.... if only.... Anyway this is a lot of fun, if I ever get my act together and take some pictures or a video I will post them so you can see the progress from the pattern draft to the finished product. I have every good intention of doing this, bring the camera with me, place it on the counter, get to work and before you know it, I have finished and the camera is still on the counter right where I left it!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"