Sunday, November 30, 2014

Progress in Organization

  Before and After

So much better!!!
I still need to make the ironing board and make the base with casters, but so far... I am in love! DH came up with a possible tank holder fix, too... So stay tuned!

The blue bridesmaid dress in the picture is one of two that are in for altering. The hems are both done and one needed taking in, so that's out of the way. Left to do is stitching on the straps that the bride wanted everyone to add to their gowns. Everyone had to pay the dress shop an extra $15 for these lovelies...
Can you believe it?!?! I was in shock when the customer handed me these. I couldn't hide the look of disbelief on my face, and she admitted that they don't look right. She pulled out the pair for her daughter's dress to compare and they are not only as poorly made, they are even wider?!?! Oh, and the shop only gave her daughter one strap, they shorted her a strap!  I told her that I wouldn't want them looking different from the other girls, so I won't re-do them, but I will adjust her daughters to be the same width and I'll make another to match!  

Have you ever seen anything like this before???


Bunny said...

Unfortunately I have seen a fair amount of this sort of sewing in the past couple years. When your standard is Walmart, well, these straps look great. Can't wait to see your ironing station all completed.

Nursebennett said...

Surplus hospital equipment stores sell IV poles that adjust height and have a wide base on casters that are perfect for water tanks for gravity feed irons. Lots also have a round stabilizing bar about two feet from the floor that's handy for hangers or large bags to store hams, sleeve rolls, etc.

Kyle said...

I can feel your excitement!!!

Those straps are cray-cray.

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

I can't believe that you've got that new pressing station up already! That's awesome!!!