It is heading for the longest day in the northern hemisphere and I have 3 dresses to make for a wedding on July 28 and probably will be doing a lot for my daughter the bride who is sewing her own AND I haven't started yet. To add to the stress, she is having her baby dedicated into their church tomorrow and my being a Roman Catholic didn't twig onto the "christening gown" until almost to late. Well I'm in the end stages of that for our little Madi and that happens tomorrow (Sunday) at 10 am. It is presently 8 am Saturday. I have a sewing retreat next Thursday, Friday, Saturday and I will make my dress then - still need fabric and a pattern. The rest will be down hill from there as my other 2 daughters hate fittings which are necessary. You'd think this mother would learn. I guess some of us are optimists or just plain crazy.
Cheryl Ann, I know the Christining was a joy... and the wedding will too. I know you will get all done you need to, as sewers usually pull it off at the end. I know I do. I seem to work better under pressure. My second daughter; I refused to sew anything or make the cake, which I did do for others, but to make sure there would be peace, I elected not to put us in that situation. I even made her take the wedding dress to someone to have it altered... She was sooo picky at that stage of her life, she is totally not like that now. I did have to tell the lady doing the alterations, what she needed to do to fix an issue, so it totally left me feeling taken advantage of....paying for something/one that was less qualified than myself, but I know my daughter and I still had a full head of hair for the wedding. All you can do is all you can do. Hopefully you 2 daughters that do not want fittings will be fine with their dresses, if not they have only themselves to blame. Good Luck!