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Thread #101287   Message #2041135
Posted By: JohnInKansas
02-May-07 - 07:41 AM
Thread Name: BS: Things you should only do once...
Subject: RE: BS: Things you should only do once...
I can sympathize with the sewing ordeal.

When my sister planned her wedding, her bridesmaids all agreed to make their gowns, so she bought patterns and materials for each of them about three months before the date. Four days before the wedding, three of them admitted the "didn't get around to it," so my mother, sister, and I made them in a very frantic "one night stand" (with only approximate fitting dimensions of course).

(As we had only mom's foot-treadle straight stitch Singer sewing machine, I got to do lots of hand stitching on "detail stuff.")

The next day, my sister informed us that she had forgotten about the "flowers" so I got to make her 300 "Kleenex carnations" while the rest of the tribe was at rehearsals and such.

The wedding was lovely. The groom eventually was sort of a dud, but I guess you can't make everything perfect on such short notice.