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Project Wedding: 17 days to go 2

Today’s efforts became a hodge podge of activity with a single common theme: gold glitz!


21 days and counting

First fitting went well. The bride is now tasked with finding bridal appropriate foundations–ie corset and bra. Next fitting will go much better!! This morning I started playing with some of the bottles we’ve been collecting and here are the results: A little black glitter and some modge podge. And […]


Day 2–Wedding Gown in a Weekend 1

Everything has been pinned in place and my niece loves it!!


My name is Paula, and I’m a Mean Mother 4

It’s been only moments since I was last mean! I didn’t really realize how mean I am, as a mom, until recently and so I write this blog to my children–knowing full well that none of them read my blog, and therefore I know it will be where I can […]


update: Project Purple Prom Dress

1.  So let it be written that I hate crepe back satin. 2.  What was I thinking when I wrote the schedule in the earlier post? 3.  It’s 2:38 pm and I am still working on the neck trim. 4.  Good thing prom is not tomorrow!  (I have until Friday.)


Project Purple Prom Dress 1

Here’s the schedule, barring any distractions. (clears throat) 9:30 am. Prep pieces10:00 am. Sew fronts and backs11:00 am zipper and side seamsNoon. Fronts to backs prep for fitting1:00 pm. Fitting. Contrasting details2:00 pm. Sleeves, trim, 3:00 pm. Set sleeves. Fitting4:00 pm. Lining to dress5:00 pm. Hem and finish We’ll see […]