About 100% of the time, when I don’t finish things, it’s because I’ve lost interest. I’ve been kicking my behind for six months for having volunteered to make these flower girl dresses. First, I don’t really like sewing clothes. Second, I don’t mind so much sewing for Addie but making the same thing three times (the pink sample dress, then two real dresses) . . ugh! Why did I ever say I would do that? The wedding is the 20th. When I was here in September, I did everything but the hem and the lace band on the front. I think they weren’t sure about the lace band and I left the hem undone in case one of the girls had a growing spurt in those six weeks.
The dresses have been tried on, the bride has looked at the lace band and she wants it on the dresses. This afternoon I worked on hemming one of the dresses.
It makes me happy that they were going to have to pay $100+ for each dress but I was able to make them for less than $15 each. It is kinda sad that they’ll be worn once and then . . who knows what will happen to them.
But, my job was to make them . . not to decide what happens to them after the wedding. Addie’s dress is now done. I’ll probably get the other one done tomorrow and this very long project . . long because I kept putting off finishing it . . will finally be finished.
I feel the same way when I agree, but once it’s finished I’m glad I was able to help. It’s called “being human”. The girls will look precious in thme and the bride will be happy. If the bride is happy then lots of other family members are too. That’s why you agreed.
I know they appreciate it, when I made 7 bride made dresses back in 1995 I had a lot of energy (I was mom of the bride and made my own dress too) but now I wouldn’t even think of it. The little ones could always wear them again as princess for Halloween….just a thought. You’ll be proud of your work when you see them walk down the isle. Have a good one Judy. 🙂
Donna Williams says
Sometimes volunteering stuff comes right out of my mouth and then my brain says WHAT HAVE YOU DONE !?!?! But in the end it all works out fine and I’m proud and the people are happy and I smile and thank you so much! And my brain says never again! Bawhahaha! And then we do it again.
Nelle Coursey says
I was thinking she could use it as a dress up with George and some of her other pals. They could have tea parties and she could be the princess! Or Halloween, except she already has one.
Betty Edwards says
I think we all feel the way you do. At one time, I love making clothes then my girls into boosters and choir. It never failed their best friends mother’s didn’t see! They offered to buy fabric for both girl if I would make them. Wow I thought that was great until all four girls each needed two sets of booster uniforms! Then there were two choir formals! Lol I no longer agree to those deals! Lol
Addie mifght want to wear hers fishing or hunting at some future time. ?
It certainly saved them money for you not to charge to make the dresses! I believe these would make great princess dresses until they outgrow them. Maybe they can be put away for someday little girls they have, too.
Cynthia Tuttelman says
“No good deed goes unpunished” as they say.
With your sewing skill couldn’t it become another special dress with a little add on or small re-do? Maybe a Christmas dress (add a red velvet jacket and change the lace) or Easer dress.
You could dye them a different color and see what happens. Or even Tie Dye them, or fabric paint them.