I have been busy these past few weeks. The Man Finally came home, I had the opportunity to save a life (metaphorically speaking), and have been sleeping! LOL.
I talked to a lady, we'll call her Mrs. R a few months ago about fixing her bridesmaids dress. About 2 weeks ago I got a frantic call from her wondering if I could help her. Of course I could. Brad was coming home, I would be able to sew without interuption, so I told her to drop by and I'd see what we were up against.
When Mrs. R arrived she was very unsure if I could fix it. Little did she know "I can fix anything" (I really am modest! lol) and that is exactly what I proceeded to do. Over the next week we had a few fittings and the dress was taking shape. I basically ripped it apart and reconstructed it from the ground up. She had also purchased a couple extra of the matching shawls that came with dress. They were slightly off in color, but really you only noticed it if you were a perfectionist like me. Oh how I agonized over the color match, until THe Man told me to leave it alone, I've done the best I could.
Mrs. R was ecstatic when she tried on her dress fro the final fitting and was amazed how comfortable it was. She didn't mind the color shading and I don't think would have noticed it had I not pointed it out. She Left with a smile on her face.
Mrs. R has to have been my favorite client to work with to date! She was easy to talk to, had fun stories and was generally a happy cheery person every single time she came to visit. I LOVE working with people like that!
Thank you Mrs. R!
I have one more modern dress to fix.....the pretty pink confection of ruffles and sequins.....before I can get back to the 18thc century although I have been side tracked an am planning a Victorian/Steampunk/Alice in Wonderland Confection, I might just abandon the 18th century for that....LOL.