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Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody...
Well, not really. But it was another night and I ain't did no sewin'. Ever since I ordered the pink fabric for the new Venetian I can't think of anything else, so I'm not working on the PDSvN. Of course, I don't HAVE the pink fabric yet so I'm not working on that either. Then I sat down and dragged out Corsets & Crinolines to start on a set of Diderot stays for the future Chemise Dress, but I was too lazy to draft them out when I know I can scan them tomorrow at the office and scale them up in photoshop before fitting them. SO much faster. I am actually more attracted to other stays in the book but this would be my first 18c stays so I don't want to shoot myself in the foot. If I screw these up I'll be disgusted and never get to fixing them nor making the dress. *sigh* It can be painful to know oneself so well...
Bottom line, I SHOULD be drawing the pinking design on the PDSvN sleeves.
But I'm not.
If life wasn't so crazy right now I'd be at WASABI sewing, but that is not do-able either. Man, everything would be so much simpler if I didn't have to work...
When buying trim, stick to trims that can be sewn on by machine unless you intend to apply less than one yard of it.
When attempting to recreate a dress with an excess of 50 yards of trim, see lesson one.
When sitting and hand applying this more than 50 yards of said non-machine-sewable trim, do not freak out if the dress is not done when you thought it would be.
WWKD actually works. :-)
I am applying WWKD as much as possible this weekend to see if I can get all the trim on the main dress done. I think I can get the dress put together during the week IF I don't have to spend any more time past Sunday night on trim.
Assuming that is true, then I need to make a decision. I can probably get the dress wearable without the pinked & slashed lining to the pendant sleeves, and with a fairly plain set of undersleeves. If I do this, I will probably never get around to replacing those parts. If I want to finish the dress properly, it will probably take another 2-3 weeks.
I won't know until Sunday night how much will be possible. Until then, I'll apply WWKD liberally to the affected area.
Just keep sewing! Just keep sewing! Just keep sewing!