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. 🙂