Friday, March 6, 2009

Wedding Dress Disaster and Other Things

I am off work today and bustin' my fanny to get coasters, lightswitch covers and cards listed. Here are a couple of pictures of the things I'm working on... and now on to the wedding dress mess!

I really thought we were going to get through the wedding without a glitch. Nope! Tresa went for her final fitting last night and her dress was so tight that the lady could barely zip the last 5 inches...nor could she hook it! "Oh my, you must have gained FIVE POUNDS!" That is what she said to Tresa! We were just there 10 days ago...are you kidding me?

So, here I have my daughter on the phone last night crying hysterically because the lady said the only way to fix it was to let it out was at the zipper. So she let's it out and now you can see the zipper!! The lady kept saying, "Have your mommy come to look." Tresa said, "I'm 34 years old...I don't need my mommy. Just fix my dress!" She really did want me there, but the heck if she was going to admit it at that moment.

To make a very long story short....the lady says there is nothing else she can do and Tresa and I are going there tomorrow so I can see this disaster! On her way home, Tresa called me and said now she knows exactly what happened. The lady had to move the straps over because they kept feeling like they were falling off her shoulders. When she moved them, she made some kind of BIG error and shortened them way too much. That pulled the bodice up to where it didn't fit right anymore.

The way we know that is that last week when we went, Tresa tried on the necklace I made her. It was just a little too long, so I shortened the chain and gave it back to her. She put it on with the dress last night and now it touched front of the dress!! Now if the lady didn't do anything, and I shortened the the heck could it now be touching the front of the dress when it wasn't touching the front of the dress before I shortened it????

Anyway, I will take a look tomorrow, but Tresa already has an appointment on Monday downtown at Watertower Place. There is a shop there that fixes other people's messes. If the lady can't fix it tomorrow, that is where Tresa will be on Monday...paying a fortune no doubt, but the guy was super nice and said they have never met a dress that they can't fix. She is feeling a bit better.

Also, I did it! I created my new line of cards called Secret Sentiments! Here is one of them. You can see the pretty sunflower....the secret is that when you slide the paper up, there is a spot to write your own personal message! Then slide the paper back down, and there is the photo again. I am so excited. I am sure they are nothing new to some of you, but they are new to me and something a little different than a normal photo notecard. I just love them.

On a quick note....Irv was so sweet last night. I was working in my shop as I always am and he asked what I was going to have for dinner. We don't eat the same because I am a herbivore and he is an omnivore! I said I really didn't know yet...and about 20 minutes later he said dinner was ready. I went out to the kitchen and he had warmed me up a couple of veggie burgers with cheese on them and had made pirogi for both of us. Woo Hoo! It was yummy.

He then proceeded to ask me why I never tell everyone that reads my blog how wonderful he is? I just gave him "that look" and he said, "Well you don't." So, everyone read up...Irv is wonderful! He cooks, he cleans, he does laundry, takes out the garbage, puts gas in my car, washes my car, plants gardens, takes care of the flowers and goes grocery shopping with me and sometimes by himself if I am really busy. There Irv...are you happy now?

In all honesty...I am very lucky...but then so is he...he's married to me!!


missknits said...

awww i hope your daughter gets her dressed fixed perfectly! can only imagine the stress!
and just love your new cards! they are so springy and cheerful! and hooray for irv! lol

Kala Pohl Studio said...

Oh, I sure hope that Tresa gets the dress fixed to her liking:) Your new cards are wonderful, I love them. And yes, Irv is a wonderful guy, no doubt about that:):)

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

I'm sending good seamstress thoughts your daughter's way: may she take responsibility for her mistake and correct it beautifully....or pay to have someone else do it on her dime!

Lanyardlady said...

As Roseann Roseannadanna said, "Jane, it's always something!" I sure hope the seamstress acknowledges her error, but more importantly that these other magicians can fix the dress. Cards are lovely and Irv is a saint.

aliceinparis said...

Oh my I cannot imagine how stressed your poor daughter is. Her dress!! Sheesh.
Tell Irv he's a doll!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I hope all turns out well for Tessa's dress.

Irv sounds just like my hbusband --we are very lucky wonen!

You new cards are wonderful! I'll check out your ETSY store.

Angela said...

Irv is lucky to have you!

The wedding dress...OMG! I would about have to kick that lady's ass. I will put her on my Ass Kicking list right beside Carrie Underwood and "The Girl Scout." I have never been in a fight, but if I ever get really mad I plan on doing it all in one day.

The new cards are FAB!! I like the little names you give your products!

Cathy Winsby said...

Ohhh...I really hate it when people won't own up to their mistakes! That lady would have had me very hot under the collar. Thank goodness you've found a place that fixes things like this.

Poor Irv...hehe....we tend to forget men are happy to receive praise too.

Mary said...

good luck with all the dress trauma. sounds unnecessarily stressful.

also, tell Irv we all know he's wonderful because you DO tell us now and again ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hope the dress gets sorted, of course it has to be perfect for her, it's supposed to be her perfect dress *tsk*

Is it too late if all fails to look for a new one? It doesn't sound like the dress lady is going to admit her mistake :S

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