I know I have been a little neglecting of my blog of late. Unfortunately that is all my fault, but I can't promise that it will get any better. Actually, I think it will get worse. Life is going to be very hectic and crazy for me for the next few months so that I won't get very much done to feature on the blog. But I do have some sewing things going on right now that I can outline for you.
I haven't been completely lazy lately, although I didn't manage to get a post out Monday. I will use the fact that is a national holiday as my excuse.
I have finally gotten around to putting together a bodice moulage and without too much tears and anguish over fitting problems.
I have been working on my personal pattern slopers or pattern blocks starting with the bodice moulage. I want my clothes to fit well and I think the best way to do that is with custom patterns.
I have managed to clear out some of the projects that have been piled high, though in the process they seemed to multiply like rabbits. ('Cause in the middle I was given some more alteration projects.)
I finished my silk ball gown! Yippee! It is done with plenty of time to spare. Now hopefull Miriam will be able to finish hers in time. Due to some unforseen circumstances, I won't be able to help her finish hers.
My silk dress is all cut out without any major catastrophe. I started sewing last night and have continued today. I am trying to do as much machine sewing as I can before I start working on the seam finishing.
My project docket is rather full right now with a deadline for many of them by the end of the week, Lovely........ But isn't this how it always goes:
Two months before an event: "It would be nice to make a new _____ for this event, but I really don't think I should. I shouldn't be spending any more money right now, (or insert some reason)"
Two days before an event: "I really, really want to make this, so let's get it done in the forty-eight hours I have!"
So the continuing progress has a little lack of photos, I know......... But Miriam and I were working so hard yesterday, (and I had to leave to get somewhere) I didn't get any photos of her dress progress. I will give you the run down of where things are at for both her and me.
Miriam's family and mine have been trying for awhile to get together and have dinner. That finally worked out, and Miriam suggested I could bring my dress along and we might get a chance to get some work done. Miriam got the front of the lining and the bodice sewn together. I can boast a little more progress than I made the last time we worked on this.
Sarah loves to sew, learn more about sewing, and create items with a vintage flair. Her arch enemy is clipping curves, and she has a tolerable relationship with the seam ripper.
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