I hope to see the light at the end of the tunnel soon….
I’m currently in a less exciting stage in both my current dress project and dress making course. Funnily enough, the issues are pretty similar. The issue of how to get through the less fun bits. There’s always going to be the less enjoyable stages, and right now I’m experiencing a reminder of this.
In the world of the vogue, this is self inflicted. I have chosen to interline my lovely wool/silk blend fabric to give it more body, warmth and structure. This meant an extra evening cutting out everything in duplicate and then sat in front of the tv (the only way to make it bearable!) and basting 8 sets of fabric together. I am now on my last piece. I am finally going to actually start doing some sewing this Sunday. My pins have been dancing through lots of holes. Hopefully all this preparation will result in the outcome I am looking for, a nice warm winter dress.
I have also been discovering in more detail about what is in store for me on my course. In short – lace, embroidery and beading will be dominating quite a few hours until christmas. I am not a massive fan of hand sewing. It has its place. It does not give me warm fuzzy thoughts. Guess what I wont be able to avoid for the next 6 weeks?….
Still, try something at least once is something I aspire to always do. However, I cant see me being converted to creating decorative cushion cover cross stitching any time soon. Dresses will always win! My sister has been more enthused than me when I shared the news. She intends to make her own wedding dress and lace and beads will both feature in the design. I think if I had an upcoming project which heavily incorporated one of the above I would get more excited, alas the only related thing I can think of is another half slip I intend to make for my mother which will have a lace hem.
Any inspiring comments to help motivate me are very welcome…..