of course, i mean last weekend, but who is counting?
last week i had a serious indulgence at my house: i was actually able to use it. behold, my sewing station!
so what if it still doesn’t have drawers? don’t judge me!
i made most of my “mad men” dress.
yes. it has boning in the waistline.
working with my handmade bias tape was more of a challenge than i had anticipated. i needed to detach and reattach the waist band twice to get everything lined up and tacked down properly, and i may need to adjust it yet again for fit in the bodice.
i’m not worried about the depth of the v-neck, because i have a gorgeous turquoise underdress to keep everything decent and comfortable. but i’m still unconvinced on how well that bodice top will or will not fit. i love the skirt, which has three pleats in the back. and i love my bias tape, even with all of its troubles.
other than that, it just needs a zipper and a hem. a propos of tasia’s post on project lengths, i think this one was just complicated enough to feel pride and a sense of skill without feeling overwhelming in its length, details or difficulty.
i do have my pantone TSW challenge ready to go as well.
during my day trip to london, i picked up some amazing liberty lantana wool in my favorite of all favorite prints, minako. it features hearts in tangerine tango, cabaret AND starfish.
since skirts ARE the new must-have fashion item, i thought a shortened, updated simplicity 1649 was the way to go. with a nice little 30s blouse, n’est-ce pas?
my other contender was sodalite blue, a macaron to be precise, with accent pieces in leftovers of my liberty of london “dancing ladies” print and organza for the yoke. i still want this…i just didn’t have time this week. too much happened, not enough evenings spent at home. sunday has the potential to be a wonderful catch-up day for me, however, since the weather will be awful and i won’t hear the siren song of my garden in need of preparation for spring.