until the big day! The dress is almost finished, after a minor,ok ,MAJOR drama last night. I discovered as I was attaching the chiffon overskirt to the underskirt and lining, that I had sewed one of the front panels in the wrong place. Yes, that would be the chiffon overskirt that had to be all french seamed. This meant that I had to undo 4 seams and resew them. 4 french seams. In chiffon. So there I was, trying hard to stay calm while I contemplated the idea of unpicking and resewing the newly trimmed 4mm seams.
Oh, and for anyone who hasn't sewed with chiffon before- Don't. It frays. Dreadfully.
I had to have a cup of tea ,a really bad for me biscuit and then a piece or two of restorative chocolate before I could even look at the unpicker let alone use it. So after 3 hours of work my net progress forward on the dress was nil. (Actually I had gone backwards but let's not dwell on that).
Anyway, that was last night. Tonight the dress is complete with chiffon overskirt and floaty drapey bit at the front.
And really, it looks lovely.
Only really, I can hardly bring myself to look at it.
Hence the picture of sea holly because that I can look at.
( Don't worry bride -to- be Emma, if you are reading this. Wedding dresses that I make always have this effect on me!)
While I was busy unpicking, cursing and resewing I was practicing my response to the following question.
" Will you make me a wedding dress? "
" Of course I will. As long as it's in calico and looks a lot like an apron."
Reminder to self: I DO NOT do wedding dresses.
So off to Queensland, bright and early Saturday morning. With the dress.
I promise that there will be a picture of it when I get back.( Just as long as I don't have to look at it!)