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.) I’m finding that laying out, cutting, and marking the pattern is taking about as much time as actually sewing the darn thing”¦but you don’t have good sewing if you don’t have good prep! so it’s worth the effort.
I’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 Ride”¦I’m a little nervous about whether I’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
It’s the tops that worry me, obviously””they are of exceptional complexity for a sewing project and each requires quite a bit of time. I’m spending tonight, tomorrow, and most of Saturday with Mike””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 can’t possibly take any time off work in order to work on them!
But we’ll see”¦At the very worst, I can always ride in “just” a tutu. 🙂