Hi Everyone, no question or advice, but I would love to share a story about wedding attire.
Unfortunately, the person in the wrong was me, and I am certain that there is a nice toasty spot in E-Hell for me.
About 9 years ago, a cousin of mine was getting married. I was very excited, but as a teenager (I was 14 at the time), I did not know any better about a lot of things. At this time, I had a few years of sewing under my belt and had made a dress that I had worn for homecoming. It was dark purple, strapless, and had an open back. I also had not learned how to keep my bragging in check when it came to my talent.
I think I was a little disappointed that my cousin (who was about 20) did not ask me to be a bridesmaid. Part of it was that I thought that we were closer than what we actually were (nowadays, we are not close at all because we have nothing in common other than shared blood), and the other part was that she had a cousin on her other side of the family that was a year older than me that was asked. Despite my slight disappointment, I did not say anything and pretty much got over it.
I ended up finding out that her bridesmaids' dress color was a dark wine color. I thought, "perfect! I have a dress (the one mentioned above) and I will practically match!" I wasn't trying to be a bridesmaid wannabe, but I also did not know that it wasn't appropriate to try to match the color theme.
And it gets worse. The wedding was in January in Wisconsin, and my dress had an open back. I loved the open back. I refused to wear a cardigan, even after my Mom bought one and asked me to wear it. So I probably looked a little sleazy. Miraculously, I was not cold.
And finally, I would not stop bragging about me making that dress to my relatives that had not seen it.
I really cringe at my behavior back then and I can assure all of you that I have grown up since then. I outgrew the dress and when my sister tried it on once, she could not get it off, and it broke my heart a little to cut it off. The fabric was saved and has since been used in a few craft projects. I hardly ever mention my talent when I am wearing an item that I made. Even though no one in my family ever mentioned my deplorable behavior, E-Hell has taught me a lot in the last few years and I can only hope for forgiveness. Fell free to laugh and condemn away!