Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Hundred Dresses

When I was younger, I loved the book The Hundred Dresses. While not a feel good story by any means, I was transfixed by the story. Well, in recent months, my life has turned into a new version of The Hundred Dresses. In early spring I was contacted by a sweet blog reader who had followed the progression of Hems & Hers and had the utmost faith in our abilities. She inquired whether I would be interested in creating approximately 100 dresses for her sorority to wear during one round of their fall rush. Ecstatic and foolishly unintimidated by such an enormous task, Little and I leapt at the opportunity to create such a huge order.

This order, more than almost anything else, acted as an incredible catalyst propelling me toward pursuing Hems & Hers full time and believing in it as more than a hobby. The Hundred Dress (as we've taken to referring to them as) are due Friday, and it's hard to believe that the journey we've been on with them is almost over. We've experienced several hiccups along the way that have spurred refinement in our business operations, and the girls' patience of has been wonderfully appreciated as we feel our way through a monumental orientation to this new world and uncharted territory.

We had the pleasure of seeing several of the girls in their dresses Sunday afternoon, and I have no doubt that the girls will be the prettiest on campus come September. I won't post pictures until the chapter does, but trust me when I tell you, that the lovely ladies look, well, just lovely.

8 comments:

College Prepster said...

That's such a fantastic idea! Can't wait to see them!!!

Vanessa said...
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Just Add Walter said...

wow what an accomplishment! can't wait to see the pictures! I was a lovely Phi Mu lady (at WFU). I am sure the girls are going to look stunning!

The Shabby Princess said...

Cannot wait to see the pictures! I wish my sorority (I was a Gamma Phi) had done something like this when I was in college. I bet they look just gorgeous. Congratulations on this amazing task.

Anonymous said...

Panhellenic violation...

DSS said...

WOW!!!! That's huge. What a wonderful opportunity. I can't wait to see pictures :)

THE Stephanie said...

Such an amazing story of God's provision, no? Congrats!!

LuLu Lake said...

I was in a sorority myself, and I think that it amazing! Good for you! Congratulations!

How does Anonymous think this is a "Panhellenic violation". I don't believe it is at all!