Doomed! We're aaalll DOOOOMED!

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NEXT TIME I propose doing something this bonkers, just remind me WHY it
is such a bad idea!

24 pattern pieces...  And I didn't bother patterning the pockets!

53 cut out bits of cloth.  This does include interfacing for wings and
collar, and the pocket bag...

The left side is a NEGATIVE mirror image of the right...

No, none of is is difficult sewing.  No fancy footwork, no special
treatments or interesting techniques.  All pretty damned straight
forward fuse this to that, sew all the bits together stuff.  No, it's
all high precision work: needs to line up like a show-winning patchwork
quilt!  Almost rocket-science precision required.

At least, having drafted the damned thing, made the toile and fitted it,
and made some adjustments, I know the finished article will fit the
customer, AND all the bits fit together!  The thing should go together
like Lego now the prep is all done.  My head is essplodin' keeping track
of all the bits!

If you don't see me for several days after today, it's because my head
is in the fridge, cooling my brain!

Su, my sewing and business partner, is patterning and draping the
Edwardian wrapped wedding gown with 200 of silver French lace, and pink
silk bought in Hong Kong.  I think that's the softer option!
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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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Hope both of you won't go completely nuts making this wedding gown!  Good
luck with all this.
Barbara in SC


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On 21/06/2012 10:28, Bobbie Sews More wrote:
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Doing the wedding gown will be lovely.

The doublet isn't difficult...  It's just ever so annoying - and that is
all my own fault!
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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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Well, Kate.  If nothing more, you have made the things we have lined up for
today seem mighty simple.  One of them is to take a quilt that is not
Perfectly straight, mount it on a board (also not Perfectly straight) and
hang it on a wall that's probably not straight either.  Whilst - ta-Dah!
making it appear straight, true and level.  Easy, huh?  Polly

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On 21/06/2012 09:39, Kate XXXXXX wrote:

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I imported my Wedding dress silk ffrom Hong Kong & would certainly
recommend my supplier - Angus International.  Website is a bit basic,
but such a helpful place.

Lizzy


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On 21/06/2012 14:56, Lizzy Taylor wrote:
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Our customer is Hong Kong Chinese, and bought it in person on a trip
home last month!  :)  I do wish I could have gone along for the shopping!

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Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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Kate XXXXXX wrote:
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You're taking lots of pictures, right?



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On 22/06/2012 04:47, BEI Design wrote:
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Some pix...  Not enough time to do lots!  I recounted.  There are 76
bits of fabric in this thing!

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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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On Thursday, June 21, 2012 4:39:44 AM UTC-4, Kate XXXXXX wrote:
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If I remember right, Kate, yez wazzun quite nermal to begin wit.
Cea

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On 7/28/2012 7:08 PM, cea wrote:
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Cea???  Izzat ewe???  Where have you been and I'm so glad to see you and
sit down and visit a spell wouldja like a cuppa?
--
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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On 29/07/2012 03:08, cea wrote:
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Yay!  Long time no Cea! ;)

No, I was always bonkers.  Trouble is, I think I'm now completely off my
trolley!

Mind you, the project went out and has been admired, so it was worth it.
  Next thing was a saffron Bhudda outfit.  Take one recipe for Thai
fisherman's trousers and a judogi.  Dye gi and trouser fabric saffron
yellow by putting two complete boxes of Sunflower Yellow Dylon and one
heaped desert spoonfull of terracotta into the machine with the salt and
the fabric.  Await results.  Lo!  Saffron yellow gi and fabric!  Make
trousers.  Watch 60 (yes, SIXTY, not SIX!!!) YO customer toddle off home
in his Bhudda outfit because he likes it too much to take off!

We are now finishing off the wedding gown.  It's PRETTY!  :D

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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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On Sunday, July 29, 2012 1:27:00 PM UTC-4, Kate XXXXXX wrote:
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   Kate, you've got pix posted, right? Looking forward to seeing all of the=
 goodies you've been creating. Great visual of the saffron elderly--no, wai=
t--he's younger than I am!
Cea


sheeeees baaack! Minor post hijack, sorry KAte

Joanne, good to 'see' you. And, yes'm, I'd love a cuppa, thankee.
 I hope all of you have been well, ladies and gents. And I amt get the hang of
this new format before I'm 90. Can't get the 'me' ID changed (??)
Cea

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cea wrote:
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Since you're posting through google, you may have to just
create a new identity if you don't like this one, but why do
you want to change?

--
Beverly

P.S. I don't use google, but I understand that you can
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On 7/29/2012 10:17 AM, cea wrote:
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Can't tell you how good it is to see you, and to find out that your life
is finally getting to be more to your liking.  There aren't many left
here, but of course, those that are constitute the cream of the crop --
that *is* an "o" there.
--
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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Pogonip wrote:
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That's a load of pop!  Errmmm.... That should be another "o"
there.

--
Beverly



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