Finished cutting out the green-and-blue tops today, and have started sewing the peacock top. (I know I was going to save it for last, but I changed my mind: putting on the feathers will have to be done by hand, so will make a good project if I have to travel somewhere or wait for someone.) Iâ€™m finding that laying out, cutting, and marking the pattern is taking about as much time as actually sewing the darn thingâ€¦but you donâ€™t have good sewing if you donâ€™t have good prep! so itâ€™s worth the effort.
Iâ€™m pleased, though: I bought three yards of the blue-green fabric and that turns out to be not only enough to cut the tops (and a substantial collar) but to line it as well.
10 days until the Rideâ€¦Iâ€™m a little nervous about whether Iâ€™ll finish my sewing in time. The scorecard now stands:
- All done except the orange one
- Peacock top: in progress
- Blue-green top: cut out, but not sewn
- Pink top: in the wings
- Orange top: in the wings
- Purple: done
- Red dress: done
- Bridal (white): done
Itâ€™s the tops that worry me, obviouslyâ€”they are of exceptional complexity for a sewing project and each requires quite a bit of time. Iâ€™m spending tonight, tomorrow, and most of Saturday with Mikeâ€”which effectively gives me only a week to complete them all. The problem is that my big project at work finishes up June 2, so I canâ€™t possibly take any time off work in order to work on them!
But weâ€™ll seeâ€¦At the very worst, I can always ride in â€œjustâ€ a tutu. 🙂