…..well, my MOM paid a pretty penny. And I think she’s still paying pretty pennies, 7 years later. 😯 I tried this on last night. It fit. IT FIT. IT FIT!!! Nevermind I had to hold onto the door while Jake used every muscle in his arms. Keep in mind this is his left arm, his weaker arm….
….and it took TWO of these to me back into this….and please keep in mind I have no makeup on…
It’s a two piece so to get the skirt on took the big guns. To tie the bodice in the back (open back, laced down) I had to hold my breath.
That’s my dirty dirty train puddled at my feet. 😕 The dress never got cleaned after our wedding. 😯 Bad. I know. I only had a month left at home before moving to Missouri to be with Jake (he left one week after our wedding) and I was busy saying goodbyes and packing and other important things. Then, it sat at my moms house for a few years….and well….I forgot about it.
Please, don’t notice those shorts at my feet. Wait, you already looked didn’t you? 😉 Okay, so didn’t notice them until AFTER this was done, and I can only figure that I drug them downstairs with the dress. You could hide a small colony under my dress. I meant to weigh myself with it on too. It’s heavy. I swear it’s at least 100 pounds. Seriously. Not kidding. It’s heavy.
On our wedding day it fit REALLY tightly. Almost too tight. Kinda tight like it did last night. Only, a week before the wedding we had it altered, so it fit nicely. Turns out, the seamstress messed up. Instead of letting it OUT two inches, she took it IN two inches. It was awful. I had bruises on my hips by the end of the night. It was wonderful. I wish I could have worn the dress for days. I told Jake last night we should have had a weeklong wedding just so I could have worn it longer.
Why did I try it on? Because I was starting to think maybe I should sell it. I have no daughters. I doubt any future daughters in law will want to wear it. What good is it now? But then I thought “what if it still fits?” And I can’t get rid of it if it still fits.
Things look a little differently now, years later. Now, it’s dingy. It’s not as fluffy without a hoop skirt underneath. My hair is short. Then it was long…down to my elbows but I wore it up. My arms I noticed are about twice the size they were then. I think I’m shorter. 😯 It looks like it anyway. On our wedding day I wore too much makeup. Here, I have none on, and I still can’t believe I posted a no makeup picture. But, I got it on. Buttoned up. Zipped up. Lace up.
So, the dress stays.