Every time is sew for someone I discover steps that I need to take to insure success. I feel that I was unsuccessful this time dispite the Bride saying she love everything that I did for her.
My finish product did not look the away I envisioned it. But that happens a lot because what I envision does not always work with the fabric type that I am working with or I just keep changing my mind. That will be one of the first things that will have to change. My need to change my idea when I do this I lose the original idea!
this is the almost finished product. She wanted to wear this under her dress so she could have sleeves. She was being sensitive about how her arms looked after losing so much weight.
This is what it looked like on salliemae but of course sallie is not her size so this is somehthing that would have to change on the next client. I have to make a body double of the person. eHow has information on this. If this is not possible then the client must stick to a strict scheduled of fittings! They must be available to ensure completion on time.
I created the pattern myself!
I wanted to make sure the seams would not show under the dress so you would just see sheer sleeves! The halter type top made this a challenge. The other challenge was to get rid of too much bunching under the arms once it was on.
I had a picture of this but my camera decided that it wanted to keep that one and not download it on the computer! grumble grumble...
Wait a minute let me try again.
As you can see not a lot of bunching but she wanted it completely smooth. I would have need some type of stretch knit sheer fabric like in ice skating costumes but they did not have that fabric here and there was no way to get it here in time for me to complete what she wanted before the wedding.
On the last night of the fitting she decided that it still bunched up too much and i could not get her to understand that organza does not have any stretch to it so there will be some folds in the fabric as she wears it. She wanted it to fit very tightly but that could not happen with this fabric. I apologized to her. She said that she have every confidence in me and that everything would be just fine.
So I redid it.
created a new pattern and came up with a different garment. and presented her with both and left it up to her.
I was at the wedding and held the door for her as she got out of the limo.
this is not the best picture but you can see she did not wear it.
I talked to several of her friends and found out that a friend of hers from out of town told her she did not need sleeves and hid them both from her.
All I could do is shake my head.
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