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So this dress actually has a funny little story behind it. The dress was an oops. Yup a big oops…..and to be honest it was my second oops. I laugh about it now, but it really bothered me all day yesterday. You see I don’t work well under pressure, and this dress was the final straw that made me come to realize that I cannot do deadlines. No, this girl is not a pressure cooker. Sewing is supposed to be relaxing and spiritually uplifting. However, the moment I have a deadline that is not being met, I just mess up everything.
Last week, I had nothing but deadlines. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and yes siree…Saturday. Our post office closes at 3PM, so there is not a large window to get things done. However, I managed to meet all of the deadlines except this dress. It was a special request for another Father/Daughter dance. She ordered it awhile ago, and mentioned a conversation we had on FB. Well, I looked at the wrong picture, and chose the wrong fabrics. Then I did not like the first dress I put together, and decided this was going to be a much prettier design. So I threw one dress in the corner, and started on my second. I knew I was going to have to pay for an overnight package. That was no surprise to me, but when I realized that the client was talking about this dress, I almost fainted.
I made the Madeline dress in Olivia’s size, because I planned on taking pictures and putting it up in my shop. I thought it was very pretty. Once I realized my mistake, I quickly sent her the pictures of Olivia, and asked her whether she still wanted me to make the other dress. I knew I could still get it done. I was disappointed, but I would feel much worse sending a dress to someone that they did not want. Thank goodness, she said her daughter loved the dress. So all went well.
This morning I had another rush order. My last one. I have made this item over and over again over the last few years, but this morning I put the neckline on backwards three times. So you see what I mean. The moment I rush, the moment I panic, I mess up. Or maybe I am just human like everyone else. LOL. I definitely have days where my seam ripper is my best friend.