Mike and I ran up to see Rockefeller Lodge this morning and liked it so much that we signed a contract on the spot. (Lest you think we were totally crazy, it was the best-looking of our list of prospectives, and was so inexpensive that it would have been nuts to say “no”. It also got great Yelp reviews.) So we will be getting married there on June 12, 2010!
We haven’t planned the wedding in detail, but it will be a small one – just family and a few close friends. But now that we have the date nailed down, we can book photographers, etc. Closer to the date we’ll discuss menus and flowers and othersuch.
So I’m really excited – and looking forward to planning the rest of the wedding!
Dress-wise, I’ve traced and adapted the coat pattern and am almost done sewing up the muslin. I’ve altered and cut out the dress foundation muslin, from which we’ll be adapting the pattern for the dress. I’m going to finish sewing both of them today.
I’m also about halfway threaded on the samples. It’s been a frustrating week – I had hoped to get so much more done! but, looking back on it, I’ve actually done a LOT this week:
- finished the first hard press of the dress fabric
- diagnosed and prepped my sewing machine for repairs
- gotten two muslins cut, pinned, and ready for sewing
- prepped my samples for the Garment Study Group Exchange
- threaded nearly 7″ worth of samples
It would be unrealistic, I think, to expect much more than that while working full-time, so I’ll stop being frustrated with myself for accomplishing “so little”. I had forgotten how much time a muslin takes! from altering the pattern to carefully cutting the fabric to pinning the pieces together, staystitching curved edges, and then stitching and pressing the seams. It’s essentially the same as sewing an unlined version of the finished piece! So I’ll take it as a major work, not the sideline I was envisioning.
Goals for this week: finish this round of muslins, sew one more round of fitting muslins, finish threading up (and maybe weave off) samples. After that I will switch to CHOCOLATE for the next two weeks…the timing will be really tight but I think I can do it!