Real deadlines: (client work)
- Maternity formal (silk chiffon over rayon slipdress), muslin due this week, final finished due April 10.
- pattern alterations for sheath dress - this week - easy peasy
- Prom dress - due before end of April.
Right now (all weekend) I've been dinking around with this dress, in the infamous words of Tim Gunn, "making it work"
Its an old OOP Vogue pattern, Yves St Laurent design, and in order to make it work on a real human body, a fair amount of real-time draping is needed. If I were making this for someone else - No Problem. For me, this is problematic. I'm going to need to schedule an appointment time with I. or H. to have one of them fold the fronts and backs into those rings before I stitch them down permanently.
The shape of the skirt is fun - a tulip created by tucks and pleats. But this was probably not the best choice for the end of SWAP substitution. A Lot of work.
As you can see, I've got the hem pinned - need to hand stitch that, then, for all intents and purposes it's done, except I really need help - maybe I can adjust that fit myself by using snap closures rather than sewing it permanently by hand.
Dh tried - he loves the dress on me - but he is really not adept at fitting.
Meanwhile, go visit Tany
She's getting started on a Trench Dress. (she's a lot younger than me ;)
I love love love this one by Burberry . Lots of discussions lately on the sewing boards about age-appropriate dressing. So I'm wondering, what are your opinions on this? Too young for a 50-something?