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17 January 2011 @ 05:12 pm
Sewing Crisis  
You know those posts when people are finishing a big bang, and talking about it in order to get themselves moving and writing, which motivates them to get to the end? Yeah, this is a bit like that :) I have a month to finish my C18th dress - a Marie Antoinette dress with panniers, sack-back etc. I am only approximately halfway through and not a fast seamstress.

I think I'm a little stressed about that... Anyway.

This is my 'rah, rah, you can do it post, and I might do progress reports as well, as a motivational tool. I hope it works!




I'm working on sleeves tonight... They're about half done as it stands.
 
 
 
Katlinel the Darkeyed: Red Dress in Snowkatlinel on January 17th, 2011 05:27 pm (UTC)
That fabric looks gorgeous - it's absolutely glowing in the picture. Good luck getting going on the rest of it - it's going to be beautiful when it's done!
Valderys: McKay - under pressurevalderys on January 18th, 2011 09:46 am (UTC)
Thank you! Yes, I think it will be, but I have to get it done first :) It is lovely fabric - I think it's sari fabri, although I'm not certain, but the flash does help it glow!
Fortune depends on the tone of your voicebopeepsheep on January 17th, 2011 05:41 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous fabric. Too ill to come round and offer cheerleading, but another time?
Valderys: McKay - under pressurevalderys on January 18th, 2011 09:52 am (UTC)
Absolutely! I hope you're better soon, hon. In a similar way, I'm offering sympathy from a distance :) *hugs*
dreximgirl: Donna smiledreximgirl on January 17th, 2011 05:41 pm (UTC)
It already looks beautiful! I agree the material looks amazing.

Good Luck hun!
Valderys: McKay - under pressurevalderys on January 18th, 2011 09:53 am (UTC)
Thanks! It's just there's loads of fiddly bits to do, and the whole petticoat as well. Arghh. I'm sure it will turn out all right!
auntiemeesh: sewing womanauntiemeesh on January 17th, 2011 05:43 pm (UTC)
What you've finished so far looks lovely. I hope your sleeves go well and quickly.
Valderys: McKay - under pressurevalderys on January 18th, 2011 09:55 am (UTC)
Well last night I attached the upper ruffle to the sleeve. Tonight I am hoping I can start on the lower ruffle, and when that's done, I'll actually attach the sleeve to the dress... It all takes so long!
Kalypso: Dangerouskalypso_v on January 17th, 2011 05:51 pm (UTC)
Good luck with finishing, because from that photo it's going to be so gorgeous!
Valderys: McKay - under pressurevalderys on January 18th, 2011 09:56 am (UTC)
Knowing that it will look lovely is the only thing keeping me going :)
prochytesprochytes on January 17th, 2011 05:52 pm (UTC)
It looks lovely. Would you like to come to High Table on Tuesday of next week, btw?
Valderys: John/Rodney - Poutsvalderys on January 18th, 2011 10:19 am (UTC)
Ooh, that would be lovely!! Shall I meet you at 7.00 outside the Porter's Lodge like usual (it is 7.00, isn't it?)
prochytesprochytes on January 18th, 2011 11:36 am (UTC)
Excellent! See you by the Porters' Lodge a week today at 19h00, then.
prochytesprochytes on January 18th, 2011 12:43 pm (UTC)
It will be the Burns Night dinner, by the way. You have been warned.
Valderys: McKay - under pressurevalderys on January 18th, 2011 02:05 pm (UTC)
Does that involve copious amounts of whisky, poetry, haggis, or all three? :)
happytunehappytune on January 17th, 2011 05:56 pm (UTC)
Looks fabulous!
Valderys: McKay - under pressurevalderys on January 18th, 2011 09:56 am (UTC)
Thanks hon - I do appreciate it!
archaeologist_d: Merlin sorceressarchaeologist_d on January 17th, 2011 06:44 pm (UTC)
Looks great. I just finished a robe a la anglaise for a costume thing I'm doing in March. Are you putting trim on it?
Valderys: McKay - under pressurevalderys on January 18th, 2011 10:08 am (UTC)
I am hoping to put trim on it, but that will probably be dependent on how much time I have left at the end :) And I need to buy the trim...
Ashpurplephoenix03 on January 17th, 2011 07:08 pm (UTC)
I love the fabric colour, so pretty!
Valderys: McKay - under pressurevalderys on January 18th, 2011 10:09 am (UTC)
It's sari fabric, I think... Bought at the rag market by the Bull Ring!
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Valderys: McKay - under pressurevalderys on January 18th, 2011 10:11 am (UTC)
Any ability is the result of much practice and work over the last couple of years, and the help of my good friend J. who knows everything - and this dress is nearly beyond my powers despite that... :)
Katkillalla on January 18th, 2011 11:42 am (UTC)
Looks good! I can't help with any sewing, but could come round at the weekend to offer snacks/moral support, if you thought that would help?
Valderys: McKay - under pressurevalderys on January 18th, 2011 02:12 pm (UTC)
I've got a friend's freeform on Saturday night, and I'm doing char gen on Sunday, but there's Friday night? If you fancy coming over? I will sew and wibble and there might be the watching of stuff?
Katkillalla on January 18th, 2011 02:48 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, I'm booked for Friday night, so I can't. I could be free Monday, Tuesday or Friday next week though, and that Saturday evening, 28 January is fine, too - although I am trying to set up an Arkham game in the daytime.
ignisophis on January 18th, 2011 04:35 pm (UTC)
That fabric looks gorgeous, such a lovely colour!
Best of luck with getting it finished ~crosses fingers for you~

And am delighted to hear you'll be joining our group of slashy dysfunctional Space Marines in the planet-sized library :)