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Comin' Down the Home Stretch!

Update on DGD's kilt (the "practice one):
Today, I sewed the hem, basted all the pleats for pressing (four rows of basting across the width of the back pleats), hand stitched the hidden pleat, and secured the top-inside of the inverted box pleat, and basted the deep-pleats-to-the-apron (for steaming and shaping later).
Took a *really* *deep* *breath* and cut the top of the pleats Now I've finished the steeking, next is opening the buttonhole. I can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel (provided, of course, that's not an oncoming train...) ;-)
Tomorrow I will start the interlining and lining; sew the apron facings, and fringe the right apron edge, after that it's on to the waistband, sewing on the buckles and straps, other fiddly finishing bits, then the final pressing.
Whew! Haven't counted up the hours yet, but it's many.... I've been trying to take pictures as I go, and I'll get them online at some point.
Beverly
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BEI Design
This has been a mammoth project and a labour of love: Can't wait to see pix of your little fairy in her kilt, dancing away! :)
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"BEI Design" wrote in news:Puidnbu0hsUigqDbnZ2dnUVZ snipped-for-privacy@comcast.com:
Sometimes I think it's best NOT to count the hours! LOL
I don't want to know.
Congrats on the progress.
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Donna
Since this is a "practice" (or toile) kilt, and not the right colors for competitive dance, I probably will only have pics of her *wearing* it.
However, when I do the real thing, that's when we get serious about pics! ;-)
Beverly
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BEI Design
:-) I know exactly what you mean. I was just curious, for my own information. Plus, I'm planning on making another one, I need to know how many days-weeks-months to mark out.
Thanks,
Beverly
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