Certainly felling one’s seams is easier to do pre-construction but I wanted one last fitting before committing.
I’ve only myself to blame. I made a mock. I should trust years and years (and years) of experience. It’s another day of fiddly work on the cards.
No wonder I feel a bit like the kestrel chicks on my family’s farm! These wee things and their three siblings were carefully measured and weighed a few days ago. (They sort of ‘play dead’ when the folk involved in the kestrel project visit to check the boxes dotted about the orchard).
No chicks were harmed in the taking of this photo!
It’s a lot more fun to work on the hat design this afternoon in the sunroom….
Perhaps I need to look through the three USPC (unusually shaped purse collection) boxes up in the loft.
(the color that is).
(Not that he’ll notice — it’s just good to give oneself deadlines on a project if this magnitude).
Oh to heck with felling tonight. Time for a cool Baily’s based cocktail I think!
Yesterday’s test of the AC bucket hat didn’t go so well.
Well, there’s nothing wrong with the design itself or the enlargements I made to it but it just isn’t me for this particular need. It’s just too casual for the situation, not the dress.
We are fussing with this over the weekend (which was downloaded for free off fabric.com).
(which the craft room fairies neglected to finish for me overnight, despite me leaving everything for them here on the ironing board) but interfacing or buckram looks certain to be involved. Fortunately it’s a double golf weekend for Himself with the added bonus of a Major on telly all evening so I’m left to my own devices.
The snipping part of an AC project is the most nerve wracking IMO. Thankfully I cut a wee slice into each segment which needs removing before outlining it in black cotton: that should enable me to crack on this evening before a late pick up of my Better Half.
(He called me ‘Cinderella’ this morning. I might very well meet a prince or two while wearing this dress).