Just got back from Sharon’s, with a bunch of minor adjustments to the fit. I also found that my painstaking understitching was too close to the seam – 1/16″ where it should have been 1/8″ – and will have to be redone. There’s quite a bit of alteration to be done, but I’m too tired today to start in on all those items; I’ll get them done tomorrow.
But I’m sure what you’re really dying to know is: what about the leaves?
Well, after thinking it over and consulting with Sharon, I’ve decided that I like multiple leaves better after all. Sharon had the excellent idea of loosening up the curve a bit and also partially randomizing the sizes of the leaves, to give a more tumbly feel to the leaves. Here is what we hastily pinned together:
This is absolutely not the final version – in fact I don’t like this particular configuration much – but the “feel” is closer to what I wanted. So I think it’s the right creative direction. So I will be cutting out some more leaves and playing with color, placement, and size tonight.
Watch this space!