Well, it’s Sunday evening.
How did I do on my goal you ask? Did I get the bodice put together by tonight?
Thank you for asking! I did!!! Not only did I get the bodice done (well, almost done, I need to stitch one more thing) I also got the skirt mostly cut out too! I ran out of organza so I’ll need to get more when I get to town next, but I’m not too worried about finding more to match it exactly.
After I finished the bodice yesterday I sealed the edges of the lace with a candle today. THAT was scary. Yes, I may have set my wedding dress on fire once or twice…or three times. Fine. It was a lot of times. Fortunately I could trim the damage off and you won’t even be able to tell!
Then I got to the fun stuff…not. Math. Ugh. I love circle skirts, but the math part is difficult for me. I’m a words person, not a numbers person. Fortunately, I came across this handy little site on Pinterest and I love it! It does all the numbers work for me! It also tells me that all the skirts I want to make won’t fit on a standard 45″ or 60″ width of fabric, but there’s ways around that. Some super detailed and professional sketches later…
And I was ready to get cutting! I chose to spread the fabric out on the living room floor, because it’s the biggest surface in my house to cut large pieces of fabric on – and these were large!
I used pattern weights to hold down the fabric as I cut. I love these handy little devices. So simple and yet so effective.
I had thought about drawing out the lines to cut on but quickly realized that my fabric was just too flimsy for that. So I just cut it.
Since all the pieces were circle skirts I needed to stay stitch the tops before they got too stretched out – with all that tulle and organza it was like sewing a cloud (an imaginary puffy cloud, not one full of moisture and tiny particles of dirt and all that stuff).
Since I ran out of organza I’ll need to cut some more sometime later this week before I can put it all together. I’ll give you hints of the finished project, but no pictures because my darling fiancé might just read this.
I hope your weekend was as productive or as relaxing as you hoped it would be! Oh! I also got a book finished today! I’ll get it posted about later this week… I’m going to bed!