Doomed! We're aaalll DOOOOMED!

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!
Reply to
Kate XXXXXX
Hope both of you won't go completely nuts making this wedding gown! Good luck with all this. Barbara in SC
"Kate XXXXXX" <
Reply to
Bobbie Sews More
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!
Reply to
Kate XXXXXX
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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Polly Esther
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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Lizzy Taylor
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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Kate XXXXXX
Some pix... Not enough time to do lots! I recounted. There are 76 bits of fabric in this thing!
Reply to
Kate XXXXXX
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?
Reply to
Pogonip
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
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
Reply to
Kate XXXXXX
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?
Reply to
BEI Design
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.
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Pogonip
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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
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cea

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