Yesterday was not an easy day. Little Prince was thrown off his vague routine by the weekend away and was a bit more unsettled than usual. Personally, I just wanted to sleep. Thanks goodness for Mums! Mine came over for an hour so that I could work on the wedding guest dress. I basted and then machine stitched the bodice to the skirt. I tried the dress on at this point and was overall pretty happy with the progress I had made and the fit of the bodice, especially, though the neckline was a bit higher than I am used to and I found myself contemplating recutting it a little lower.
This was the moment that I realised the biggest mistake I had made. Whilst the dress would happily accommodate my post-baby body, there would be absolutely no way to breastfeed without taking the entire dress off. Still, I pushed the stroller round the mall in denial, bought the zip and some trim for the lining. That is when I started looking despondently at EMERGENCY DRESSES.
There is now one glaring reality, with four days to go…. It will be impossible to wear the dress I have been I have been so carefully labouring over. Its on the dress form as I type, inside out, wishing to be completed. And I do feel silly for not having seriously considered this aspect of the occassion, but it wasn’t really fully apparent until I tried the dress on. Anyway, enough about my woe, I am still thinking about beginning again at the eleventh hour which is risky since time to work on it is not guaranteed and it would have to be a pretty quick and easy pattern. Maybe a halter dress or top? That could work…????
Today’s pattern of the day is Butterick 7053… maybe I should have contemplated a zipper front on a dress to start with!