Two hours ago I finished it, and the bride tried it on an hour ago. I was terribly nervous, in case she would be disappointed. The dress looks exactly like the drawing we made before I started, but I was still anxious.
She was more than pleased, and said it looked exactly like her dream dress, and she got tears in her eyes. There’s no higher praise than that.
In a couple of hours we’re leaving for Stockholm, and tomorrow I’ll get to see the dress in action. I am very much looking forward to the grooms reaction (and I must confess, the reactions of everyone else).
My back aches something terrible after sewing so much, and I have only slept for four hours tonight, I had so much left to do on the dress. I am very, very happy with being finished with the dress, now I can work on my own projects again, with no time pressure. I’m glad I made this dress (the bride being such a sweet, loving, and truly wonderful friend), but I think it’ll be a while before I make a wedding dress again….