I did make the muslin the week before but I just couldn't motivate myself to get busy! Am I a brides' nightmare or what? Luckily for me, Konnie picked out a pattern, Simplicity 9717 long OOP, that I had sewn before (her graduation) and I knew that it went together quickly.
The skirt is just a plain old-fashioned A-line and went together very quickly. I made three changes to the skirt: I eliminated the waistband and zipper and made it into an elastic waist, I lined the skirt with muslin and added a ruffle of petticoat netting around the bottom third of the lining, and finally I added 4" to the length of the skirt. Konnie is 6' 3" and definitely needed the extra length.
The blouse is also very simple, but I made things a little complicated for myself by deciding to do scallops along the bottom of the sleeves and the hemline. Scallops aren't hard to do, they just require a good bit of figuring to make sure that they match at the seams. The sleeves have tucks along the shoulder area to shape them and this is a nice touch (I think).
I still had to make the flower girls' shirts and skirts. I cut those out Saturday morning and finished sewing them at 10:15a. I jumped into the shower and managed to make it the pavilion were the wedding was held. I was supposed to be there at 11:00, but was 15 minutes late.
The above picture shows Hannah's top. On both Hannah's and Rachael's shirt AND skirt none of the hems nor the neckline are finished. No time! Okay, so there might have been if I hadn't been lazy.
This is the bride and groom. Please notice the ball and chain around his leg. This was a little joke I played on Justin after his daddy, the minister, pronounced them man and wife. Justin was a good sport and walked down the aisle leg-shackled.
And finally, guess who caught the bouquet?