As I may have mentioned instead of actually sewing, I’m making my daughter’s First Communion dress from my wedding dress. (T minus 5 days.) (No pressure.) I’ve had help from my mother-in-law and next-door-neighbor, and I’d say it’s going well enough that I keep forgetting that I still need to deal with the hem and the beading. And get a veil. And buy her some shoes. And…
Quite a few homeschooling blogs tend to offer motivational advice; helpful quips to inspire you to aim high and achieve more. If you are feeling lazy and need a pick me up, I suggest you head somewhere else. Like HERE, HERE and HERE. Instead, I present you with my demotivational advice. You’re going to feel really good about where you are and there’s no pressure to do better.
That’s what I’m talkin’ about! Very nice to meet you, Kelly, and thanks for sharing these photos of your own wedding-dress-to-First-Communion-dress transformation:
I must admit I’m in awe of her seamstress’ handiwork (the dress was transformed by her husband’s aunt). That delicate beadwork and embroidery is quite intimidating to me. I’m lucky in that my dress had a gigantic skirt of plain dupioni silk, perfect for cutting up into plain dress pieces. It also had the world’s most intimidating crinoline, one that allows the nearly-finished product to stand on its own two feet:
Surely there are more of us out there. I urge you: join the movement that’s taking the nation by storm! If you’ve transformed your wedding dress into a christening gown, First Communion dress, swimsuit, or other heirloom, I’d love to see it! You can email me the photos at dorianspeed @ gmail.com and I’ll post them here (with credit and a link back to your blog, if you have one).
Won’t this be fun? And a great way for me to further procrastinate?