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Monday, December 27, 2010


THE DRESS is finished. I finished the hems earlier whilst watching various bits of Christmas TV online (Poirot, Dr Who). There was one very nasty moment when my sewing machine decided to choose the last two feet of stitching on the bit of the dress that shows to start spewing bits of oily fluff up through the stitching plate leaving one very distinct black spot and one black smear on the hem at the front. Which leads me to a couple more wedding dress "DO"s.

DO clean your machine before you start work on your dress.

and similarly

DO de-scale/clean your iron (or buy a new one) and make sure the cover of your ironing board is clean (or buy a new one). Ask me how I know this is a good idea! Luckily the pieces which the iron spit brown water on are completely covered by the drapes.

Tomorrow I'll be braving the Christmas sales in search of a bra that will go under the dress before awaiting the arrival of my sister, brother-in-law, and my niece in the afternoon. We're all very excited about seeing L open her pressies.


tinebeest said...

Congrats on finishing the dress!

What a bummer to have your machine and iron try to soil it.

Now I can't wait for pictures, but I'll have to wait for your big day, right?

Ozzy Blackbeard said...

Many congratulations on finishing! It must be a relief to get it done.

I felt sick for you when I read the bits about the sewing machine and the iron, glad you could fix it!!

Felix said...

How wonderful!

I am so impressed; there is no way I could have braved that much satin...

Well Done xxx

Lara said...

Hurrah! YOU ARE AMAZING LIZ! Congratulations on finishing the dress with the slippy satin!

Abby said...

That is so wicked babe... nice tips! oh and Debenhams has some wicked bras... but seeing as its your wedding night... maybe something more fancy?