By staying up WAY too late last night, I managed to finish the first top. I have some words for the pattern manufacturer on the subject of directions and construction (both of which I think were substandard, but then what was I doing following their instructions anyway?), but the end result is beautiful, everything I had hoped. I’ll see if I can get a photo later on today.
The only thing that worries me is whether there’ll be flesh showing while I’m actually riding–the thing is cut pretty high at the waist, so on the bike it might not be long enough. I’ll have to hop on the trainer and have Mike take a look at it. It’s too late for this top, obviously (I’m not about to go back and re-do it), but I can always adjust subsequent tops to compensate.
I have received the peacock feathers for the peacock-feather top, but I think I’m going to leave that one for last. It’s the most complicated of the patterns and would involve quite a bit of extra work sewing on the feathers, so it’s best to leave it to the last so if I don’t have time to put on the feathers, at least I’ll be adequately clothed otherwise.
I’m having fun. 🙂
Tonight I’m going off for photography with a friend (he’s doing a series of nudes of me), tomorrow I have dinner with a friend, but I hope to get two tutus sewn in the mornings. I also plan to dye the gold silk orange, but that may have to wait for the weekend.