Talked with my friend who does fashion design, and he’s going to design a pattern for me! We’re going to get together and do a sloper (basic, form-fitting pattern) weekend after next, and then go from there. I’m bringing my wedding dress (which I designed and sewed myself–gorgeous, 100% sandwashed silk, decorated with white-and-gold lace, gold beads, and freshwater pearls) because I like the pattern.
He’s also loaned me a book on draping, which I will read through in my copious (ha!) free time.
He suggested using a plaid fabric for one of the tutus, and doing a tutu-kilt! So I have ordered swatches from one or two places that carry plaid silk and am seriously contemplating it. What the hell, I can be a Chinese-Scottish Tutugirl if I feel like it. Just call me “McChiu”. (Bless you!)
I have ordered several yards of silk charmeuse (in two weights, one for tops and one for tutus) and a few yards of lightweight silk taffeta, all in white for dyeing. It’s probably more than I need, but I’d like to have it on hand to work with. I look forward to dyeing, stamping, and whatnot. All in my copious (nonexistent) free time, of course.
Meanwhile, I have written the subject hook for my book, and am moving on to the next piece, describing the market for the book. This is more complicated since I have no facts and figures to quote–I may have to ask my writing coach for help.
Looking forward to the cycling skills clinic this weekend!