Liz's Brides' Maids
My good friend Liz got married! She asked for my help in making dresses for her bride's maids because, as most often happens, the ladies were all different sizes and colorings, and she wanted to make sure they all looked wonderful for her special day.
After spending weeks looking at, and trying on, many dresses, we determined that there was no way that regular bride's maids dresses would do. Dresses which looked good on one or more friends were ghastly on others. And, the prices were high.
So, we spent some time with sewing patterns and finally modified a corset pattern to make elegant and flattering bodices for all. For the long skirts we selected silk and organzas that closely matched the colors of the bodices.
This was a huge project on a short deadline. So, not only did the bride, her mother, and many of the bride's maids work on the outfits, but we also had three of our other mutual friends involved as well. We worked every Wednesday evening for months, with homework.