Going on in the sewing room, that is. Well, I suppose that’s not entirely true. I’ve been tweaking Tatiana’s ballroom dress. I added some more volume at the bottom by replacing the godets, and I’ve been bedazzling the bejeezus out of it. One thing I realized while watching it on the dance floor. Subtlety has no place in ballroom dance competitions. Now, there’s a Project Runway challenge – design a ballroom dance dress. I can just see Nina Garcia having fits over the amount of frou-frou you have to throw at these things to make them stand out on the dance floor.
On a personal sewing level, I haven’t had time to do much. The Chanel jacket is at the point where I’m doing the finish work on the lining. This is the boring part – it’s all fell-stitching. I’ll start blogging about it again once that’s done and I start on the embellishment and final finishing.
I’m also enrolled in Susan Khalje’s class, The Couture Dress, on Craftsy. I watched the first two lessons. I haven’t gotten any farther because we had our big anniversary sale at Gorgeous Fabrics. Once that was over, I had to clean up and restock. Speaking of which, how gorgeous is this super Hawt Designer Silk Twill???
I am severely tempted to use it for my dress. In the meantime, I need to make a muslin of the pattern. Phyllis is going to help me fit the muslin. I also just was asked to do some costuming work, which is due in the next week, so there goes my weekend plans. Don’t you just hate it when life gets in the way? I also have a stack of patterns that I really want to sew, including the Jilly Jean from StyleArc. I feel a little like I have sewing paralysis – so many options that it overwhelms me.
On top of that, DS the elder is the second lead in the high school musical, “Kiss Me, Kate”. He’s in nonstop rehearsals. They did a photo shoot with the four leads earlier this week. He’s on the far right.
I guess it’s not a whole lotta nuthin’, after all. But it’s not what I want to be working on. Oh well! Back to work and hopefully, eventually back to…