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!
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
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 (??)
Yay! Long time no Cea! ;)
No, I was always bonkers. Trouble is, I think I'm now completely off my
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
of this new format before I'm 90. Can't get the 'me' ID changed (??)
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.