So how did I go with those wedding projects? Unfortunately Madelyn's little cardy is still on the needles as Andrew decided to play golf all day Friday leaving me TRYING to sew to finish my skirt. I met him at the golf club for lunch and the plan was for him to stay home in the afternoon and watch the kids so I could sit at the sewing machine uninterupted and get it done, which would have left me with a relaxing evening snuggled up next to him on the couch as I did the button band on Madelyn's cardigan. Instead, he had taken too long to get up there (he's never out of bed before 9am) and decided to stay there for the afternoon. So I sat alone in the sewing corner while I finished it off once the little ones were asleep.
Oh well, at least I got the skirt finished - there wasn't much else in my wardrobe that fitted me (I'm still 2 sizes above what I normally am with baby weight to lose) as well as allow me to breastfeed and suit the wedding. I hate those unflattering auto timer shots that are never in focus unless you have someone else in the photo to focus on while you press the shutter button, and unfortunately the kind lady who offered to take a family shot of us at the wedding cut me off at the waist - and me holding a 17kg Austy probably didn't allow me to show off the skirt properly anyway. If only it wasn't so difficult to get hubby behind the camera sometimes...
So here are a couple of hanger shots. I love the gathering at the sides of the waist ties, and this was the first time I'd done a rolled hem. I was really happy with how it turned out, although at first I thought the fullness made my bum look huge! It had just enough sparkle to make it wedding-ish and still comfy enough for me to flit around being the wedding photographer for the couple. I did nearly stack it at one point though - the Australian bush doesn't really suit high heels on people who are staring at the world through the lens of a camera. Thankfully I didn't make too much of a spectacle of myself and a few other guests caught me!
I was really stressing that the photos I took wouldn't be good enough - I didn't want to stuff up one of my best friend's wedding photos, but luckily I took a few nice shots and have enough good ones to turn into a photo book to give the happy couple when they return from their honeymoon in a few weeks.