May. 21st, 2007

Stalled

May. 21st, 2007 09:21 am
lovetriangle: (shanghai)
I HATE getting riled up to work on something and running in to roadblock after roadblock until I get so frustrated I throw the whole thing down and stop working.

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

I finally got my fabric for Pinkie (the pink Venetian) and it's going to be a challenge. It's sooo pretty even if it is, well, fuchsia not pink. It's briiiiiiight! Still, it's very pretty, but not exactly the same as the image on the auction. With the color that vibrant it will probably wear me, though, instead of me wearing it.

Anyhoo, it's 144" with wide borders on both sides. After chopping off ~27" to make the bodice and sleeves with, that's going to leave me with only about 110" in the skirt. That's a little skimpy for my taste but there's not much I can do about it. :-( Since it has the borders woven on, I can't gore it. But I am going to look into railroading it... I'd probably have to add a velvet guard or something to make it long enough, but I might be able to do that. *sigh* we'll see.

As for the rant above, I dug through EVERYTHING and have no canvas or duck to use in the bodice. I planned where I want the trim, boning, etc. but couldn't get further than planning for now. My pattern for the red Venetian still works so I don't have to toile from scratch. Depending on what I do for sleeves, this may be a fairly quick dress!

I know, I know. Famous last words...

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