If you haven't read the first post regarding my mother of the groom dress for Venti's wedding in October, you can read it HERE. You can also read PART 1 and PART 2. I put the pictures on in black and white because I don't want you to see the finished product until its done!
My appointment with Debi Scissorhands on Thursday went very well! When I got there she whisked me into her spare room that she uses for alterations. My dress hung on the door jam and she said, "put it on and let me know when you are ready"...and out the door she went before I could even turn around! I quickly changed and couldn't wait to slip on the dress to see what progress has been done so far! I stepped into the gown and already I could tell that it was looking exactly the way that I wanted it to!
I called for Debi to come back in the room and she re-appeared immediately. I couldn't get the zipper to zip so she came around to the back and zipped me up. I said that it felt tight under my boobs. Debi then asked, "where are you at in your monthly cycle?" "Huh?" I said. "Where are you in your monthly cycle?" I'm thinking what in the world does that have to do with it being tight under my boobs! I said, "not for another 2 weeks" (and now you all know when I will be getting my period!), "but what does that have to do with it being tight under my boobs?" Debi said, "if you are getting your monthly cycle soon then that would explain the tightness....and will you be close to your cycle around the wedding date?" I said, "yes I believe so" (oh boy I'll have to look for a purse that's big enough to carry lipstick and tampons! I wanted one of those cute little clutch purses and now I may have to rethink that!)
I said ok never mind that (I won't eat for 3 weeks before the wedding), the cleavage was still pinned and hadn't been sewn yet, the hem was still pinned and she got down and carefully and went the whole way around and precisely place each pin carefully along the hem.
Debi came back into the room and said that she would call me in a couple of weeks. I thanked her and she ushered me to the door. I glanced back one more time as I walked down the steps to see the tiny woman that I had only met twice and yet trusted immensely.