So far, everything is on schedule (and I pray it stays that way). Sometime at the end of October, Lindsey and I have to get together and shop for fabric. She gave me permission to select the fabric without her, but I wouldn't want to rob her of another chance to ignore my suggestions and do things her way. Early in the summer, I saw a lace I really liked on a hurried visit to B&J Fabrics in New York. If we can't synchronize our schedules, I might just take her up on the offer and head back to New York and buy the fabric by myself.
Long distance dressmaking is going to be a challenge. Once the fabric is purchased and I'm ready to sew, I'll have to pack up my machines and sewing supplies and spend several days in Richmond (in her one bedroom apartment with no TV) so she will be available for try-ons. I remember how she hated to try on the prom dresses I made for her. I hope I'm not met with the same resistance this time. Especially after driving four to five hours on I-95. Major construction won't start until well into the fall because in addition to sewing her dress, in October I'm giving her a shower here in Pennsylvania. I can only focus on one thing at a time. I suspect she asked me to give the Pennsylvania shower so I will stay out of her way while she plans the wedding.
I won't be sharing too many pictures of the dress in progress. I don't want to jinx anything by revealing too much. In the meantime, here is a picture taken during the last muslin fitting: