An attempt was made to prevent me from finishing the dress and jacket. It was unsuccessful.
One thing I like to put in my sewing projects is a label. After I hand sewed the dress hem and then machine stitched the jacket hem, I dug out a couple of labels and sewed those into the back neck of the outfit. I don't know how long I've had these. I think I got them from mail order company, Miles Kimball. It took awhile to find them and I don't have a lot left.
One final pressing and it's all done. Finished. I probably should take it to be cleaned. I believe the material said it was machine washable but let's not take any chances before the event. As Pam was hemming the dress, it suddenly dawned on her that instead of 2 1/2 weeks to finish this, I had a week and a half. "Well, if I'd have remembered that, I'd have bugged you a good 2 weeks sooner."
I can't thank her enough for getting me out and keeping me focused. I might have done something like this on my own and then again, I might not have. I'd be out shopping today, nearly frantic at not being able to find something I could afford. All totaled, absent the cost of the man-hours, I have an outfit to wear to the 3 weddings on the calendar this summer for a total of less than $40. I'm thrilled with how it turned out and how it looks.
Now I can worry about other things like breaking in the shoes.
Beverage: Gunpowder Green tea