Sunday, June 13, 2010

Downsizing . . . A LOT

After a week and a half of back and forth with AT&T about why my phone line wasn't being tended to I am *finally* back in business.  You can imagine the frustration that comes from moving an entire household thinking you might be out of work for 3 days turning into the swift desire to bash your head against a wall when you realize that due to some inept-ness on the part of a large telephone company that you can't seem to avoid you have now been out of work for a week and a half. 

I am blessed beyond belief that I have a boss who is currently renovating her bathroom.  She was in a unique position to understand how things just don't always seem to go according to plan and didn't give me too much grief for missing more work than I previously planned.

SO . . .

No pictures today as I have yet to unearth my camera post-move.  There's not much to show at the moment anyway.  My sewing room is currently packed with boxes-that-are-not-immediately-needed and thus I am doing my downsizing on my dining room table.

Downsizing?

Yes.  Little Miss, fresh from her starring role as Adorable Flower Girl in My Brother-in-Law's Big Fat Canadian Wedding, is set to reprise her role next weekend in another family wedding (Mr. Skooks' cousin is tying the knot on Saturday).  A wonderful and lovely thing.  HOWEVER . . .

The dress she is set to wear was purchased a few months ago by the bride-to-be's grandmother who fell in love with it while walking through Target.  With no regard for sizing, she bought dresses for all 5 little flower girls (yes - 5!).  Said dress was passed to me at aforementioned brother-in-law's wedding (yes, just last weekend).  My sweet soon to be cousin-in-law was overly apologetic as I pulled it out of the bag.  (She had mentioned it might need to be taken in a bit which I had previously said "no problem" to even though I have never actually done alterations on anything before).  Confused, I pulled out the dress which was a girl's size 7.

Let's review.

Little Miss has just recently turned 3.

Dress that needs to be taken in a bit is size 7.

3.

7.

Did you get that?

So um . . . that's what I've been trying to work on in between unpacking boxes and trying to pull the house into order.    And you don't want to see a pic of the dress.  Especially the inside.  It's some kind of a hot mess in there.

Any tips on how to severely downsize a dress?  It's all fully lined and has some tulle layering over the skirt. 

Yeah . . . I have no idea what I'm doing at all.

5 Comments:

Kathy June 14, 2010 at 3:59 PM  

OMG, my very least favorite thing to do -- ALTERATIONS!!! But seriously, 3 to 7!!! and lined no less. All I can say is good luck Skooks, I have faith in you and I'm sure it will turn out okay - it just won't be easy.

Kathy June 14, 2010 at 3:59 PM  

PS: WELCOME BACK, I've missed you!

urban craft June 14, 2010 at 9:28 PM  

i love big fat canadian weddings. And it has nothing to do with the fact that I am married to one.

Skooks June 14, 2010 at 11:40 PM  

K - Thanks for the encouragement. So far it is kind of a disaster, and I'm kind of just resigning myself to making it "pass" rather than making it look how it's supposed to. I just do not have the time or energy to do anything more than that at the moment so it is what it is.

UC - Um, yes. Canadian weddings are nothing short of stellar. I wish I knew where there were some more Canadians getting married around my town because I would so crash. It's odd to say, "They're an EVENT" as if American weddings are not an event . . . but there seems to be so much more participation from the guests at the wedding in the Canadian version. Sing-along anyone?

Katherine June 24, 2010 at 12:12 AM  

Wow, 7->3 is pretty extreme. Sounds like you made it work though, congratulations!

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