This week has been hell at work – I’ve been under the gun all week working on sales proposals.Â Not what I expected when I took the job, but then, virtually nothing I’ve been doing at this job is what I expected.Â That’s a good thing, actually – everything is novel and interesting.Â I thrive much better in chaos than I do in order.
But now it’s over, and I’ve already told everyone I’m taking Tuesday off.Â I’m going for one last long ride on Sunday, and then I’m not cycling (except to/from work) again until AIDS Lifecycle.Â Which leaves me three days for frantic sewing.Â (I may take Friday off as well.)
Which is great timing! because the fabric just arrived for my last tutu.Â I had been hoping to make it out of handwoven fabric, of course, but the timing just didn’t work out.Â So I ordered some absolutely beautiful garnet red and gold fabric for this dress:
I’m doing the one in the foreground, and am envisioning it with the garnet/gold fabric, gold organza puff sleeves (I still have plenty left over of the metallic silk organza), gold organza for the underskirt (allowing me to recycle a tutu), and metallic gold ribbon for ornamentation.
The fabric itself looks like this:
The left side is what the “right side” of the fabric looks like – gold swirls with darker garnet centers.Â The right side is the “wrong” side of the fabric, but also the side I think I’m going to use – gold rayon swirls with swirly gold dots in the center.Â Looks much richer and glossier than the other side, probably because of the long floats and the fact that it’s predominantly rayon (the fabric is 80% cotton and 20% rayon, I think).Â It won’t be as durable due to the long floats, but this is a garment that will only be worn once, SOOO….I think it will be OK.
And now, off to bed.Â Time to get ready for a grand week of sewing!