Friday, April 3, 2015

Easter Monologue Prop

My hubby needed a prayer shawl to play the part of Aaron Jastrow from Herman Wouk's War and Remembrance movie series about WWII. He needed it for a monologue on Palm Sunday.  We looked online, but the shipping time was way too long.


We found a Jewish supply store in our area, checked the hours online and trekked across town to maybe buy a shawl.  We waited for an hour and a half, because the sign on the door said the clerk was out and would be back by 2 pm.  We finally left at 2:30.   I told hubby I could make him one, so here are the results:  (sometimes I feel like I can make anything!  :-)  BTW, he did an awesome job with his performance!


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

WW -- Snack Time!

Well, it was . . . a couple of clementines and a cup of tea . . . .


Monday, March 2, 2015

Another Wedding!?

Yes, another wedding!  My eldest son's two daughters were married within a month of each other.  I was enlisted to modify both gowns.  I did a post on the first dress here.  Now some pictures of the second dress alterations.

The gown needed to be smaller in the bodice.  I took up the underarm seams.  Here you can see that the continuous beading all along the top edge was removed to be able to sew up the seam (including the slightly pink beaded lace that has already been replaced in this picture.)



After two side seams and two top darts, all the beading was replaced--quite tedious!  Then because my granddaughter was nearly eight months pregnant she need more room in the tummy section. We needed to raise the bodice seam several inches. I could not take out all the lace and re-bead it--way too much work--and besides, I wasn't sure that I wouldn't demolish it in the process, so I made a second seam just under the lace. The two lower safety pins are my markers for where the seam need to be taken up. (Looks uneven, but really isn't. :)


I removed the lowest lying lace portions, and pinned them up so I could put the seam there.


Then after I finished the seam, I replaced the lace and re-beaded it.  It fit her perfectly!


See my hubby in the background?

Madison and Dylan


How does she look?