Ah! I can finally breathe a sigh of relief- the dresses are finished (well, sort of)! Last Monday, I was handed about 25 yards of polyester, a pattern, some measurements and thread, and asked to have four bridesmaids dresses ready by yesterday. As it turned out, I dropped off the unhemmed dresses this morning at the wedding coordinator's house, and was definitely thankful for the extra time.
They turned out alright, considering all design elements were beyond my control, and I was making the same dress in sizes 4, 10, 14 and 20... with a pattern that only went through 12. Yay self-acquired drafting skills!
I also made 6 of these silk sashes for all of the girls in the wedding party (one of their moms was making the other two dresses). The sashes ended up pulling everything together pretty well, even though the print was this crazy unsavory watercolor-paisley. Definitely not my pick, but it was truly satisfying to see them looking somewhat finished! The wedding coordinator will be fitting them on the girls and hemming them, bless her heart.
Bridesmaid monstrosities aside, this only leaves me today to whip myself into shape to finish and send my project for the BurdaStyle Book! Yes, I'm finishing up a skirt for this project, which is super exciting and means my work will be photographed and published in a real book! For this, I'll admit to having given myself a little pat on the back. Back to sewing!