Saturday, July 17, 2010
At 10am I had an appointment with a seamstress to see if she could turn my dress into what I wanted it to look like. I had posted an add on craigslist with pictures of the dress and a description of what I wanted done to it. If you missed that post, you can read it HERE. I had never met this lady and so when I got there I pulled up in front of her dilapidated apartment building and climbed the steps to her 3rd floor apartment. The door opened and there stood this petite little woman who graciously welcomed me into her home and shakes my hand and introduces herself as "Debi." She ushered me across the hallway and into a spare room that had a naked mannequin, an antique chair that was half upholster and a floor length mirror. She shut all the blinds and said, "see you in a couple of minutes"....so I put the dress on and stood there a couple of minutes gazing around at the bare room. As quickly as she disappeared she reappeared back into the room. "Oh you look beautiful", she said....."thank you".
She then disappears into another room and I'm left standing there with a hole cut out of my dress! She returned in like 10 seconds with the piece of fabric and had it sewn into an accordion, grabbed 2 pins and transformed the cleavage into looking like the dress was made that way! "Amazing" I said!
While watching her in the mirror all I could think of was Edward Scissorhands and it was at that moment that I think my armpits started to sweat and not because I was on the 3rd floor and it was 90 degress outside! Here I was with this $400 dress, standing in a bare room in a 3rd floor apartment of someone that I don't even know and she has these gigantic pair of scissors cutting away at my dress!!
She then lifts up the back of the dress where it had some tulle to make the dress puff out more....she said, "you don't want this do you?"...."ummm no I said", but with even more hesitation. She grabs the tulle in the middle and yank!....out it goes! She turns me this way...and that way....and cuts and pins and when I turn one way I see a pile of my lovely fabric on the dirt stained carpet and when I turn another way I look at the tulle dancing on the floor in the path of the fan. "Am I going to faint?".....take a deep breath....
Later for dinner Joe and I went out for date night! We had their specialty which was BBQ ribs, BBQ, Hot Wings and Fries. It was a plate for 2 which we shared and could have shared with 2 other people because it was so large! We brought half of it home, but boy was it good!
We will be spending the day at the pool today with Venti and Mocha! Hope everyone has a fantastic Saturday! I will post the Meet Me On Monday questions tomorrow evening so you can post them Monday morning!