After all the b*tching I did about the seamstress, I rescheduled for 2pm today and then 2pm hit just as I was unloading our favors* and OOT supplies from the car at our apartment, 40 minutes away from the seamstress' shop. Whose the flake now?
Anyway, I frantically called and she said it was fine if I was late, as long as it wasn't more than an hour late. I hauled myself down to Olney and she handed me my dress. I was pleased that she had only taken the seams out under the arms, where it doesn't really show, and not all the way around the dress. I was even more pleased when I put the dress on and she zipped it up. I let out a sigh of relief - the scale batteries died, so I don't know if I actually lost the full 5lbs I said that I would, so this was the telling point.
The dress fit but the top still didn't work right. She did some more pinning and created the sweetheart neckline I had asked her to, and I finally looked at myself and smiled. It looked right. It looked good. It looked how I had imagined that it would look.
She got to work pinning the hem and the bustle and I got to work playing with my jewelery and fancy new headband**. None of the stuff that I had expected to wear worked, which would leave normal people who did not blatantly steal*** from their mother's jewelry stash in a tizzy. However, I had a number of spare necklaces, so I just kept trying things on and eventually found one that worked, other than it being a bit too long. I have to go back to my mom's drawers to raid for earrings that match though. Also, because I'm sure you were wondering, my veil looks awesome.
*I went with Lindor truffles. It was $30 for 150 of them from Costco, although they are not in "our" colors, I ceased caring about things like that sometime last week.
**At least two people have made comments about the headband in a "I'm not telling you what to wear on your head but you shouldn't wear that" kind of way, so I'm having second thoughts...but you guys, I look like a princess!
***I mean borrow.