What do you get when you have friends/aquaintances that know you can sew and a husband that is good at volunteering you for things?
I'll tell you what...
Jobs altering bridesmaids dresses for 2 weddings, and a commission making a dress and jacket Mother of the Groom outfit for another!
I'm not quite sure how I've got myself into this, but in the last few days I have agreed to shorten and take in 3 bridesmaids dresses for a wedding at the end of July, and alter some others (I don't know how many yet) for a wedding in September.
Fine, that doesn't sound too bad.
Then hubby came home the other day and said "J wonders if you'd make her a dress for her son's wedding" (to which we are invited). J is a lovely lady, very stylish and with quite a simple, understated style, so I thought she'd probably want something quite simple.
I gave her a call yesterday.
It turns out I was partly right - she does want a simple dress, either shift style, or something fitted at the top with a bit of flare to the skirt. But, she also wants a jacket. Collarless and simple apparently, but still a jacket.
I somehow seem to have said yes I'll make them for her!!!!
I know I can do this. I made myself a coat last year. I made my sisters wedding dress, my bridesmaids dress for her wedding and my mum's Mother of the Bride outfit at well. But, I'm still very slightly scared.
Please reassure me that I can do it!
I had already planned on making my outfit for J's sons wedding, which I'm still going to do. In fact I ordered the jacket pattern last night. I've gone for the Style Arc Julia jacket that I fell in love with.
I showed hubby and he really liked it and told me to go for it.
I'll be making a dress from New Look 6123, probably view B, which is the one in the photograph.
Here's an idea of what the dress and jacket might look like together.
Pretty cute, I think!
I have this fabric, a cotton/silk blend that I bought for very cheap on Ebay, that I'll probably use for the dress.
It's a black, dark blue and stone ikat type print. I'm now on the look out for some stone coloured linen blend or similar for the jacket. Unless I find something I like much better of course......