My daughter tells me at 4pm yesterday that she needs to look like John Adams
... By today.
(jaw dropped and eyes bulged)
I have never made a coat, vest or neck ruffle.
Sleeves scare me worse than spiders (well almost, they're a close second!)
and I can't really follow a paper pattern to save my behind even if I had one, so I had no clue at that point where the best corner of the house was that I could run to and hide...
So THIS is my (start it Thursday after dinner) Finish it Friday -
SOOO glad I am a fabric and lace hoarder!
I watch project runway alot and I thought maybe I could use my display mannequin that I'd bought for reselling my old Summer dresses on eBay last year - maybe.
Pinned my fabric inside out on the form, marked where I wanted to cut it with a 1/4" seam allowance
and did the Hail Mary a couple dozen times.
I must admit, I was doing an end zone dance when I finished the first sleeve -
YEAH! I GOT THIS!!
At the point where I think things are going to go smoothly, I forget myself and am quickly humbled
by my complete lack of knowledge or experience in the clothier arena.
For example, the collar took two tries and 3 times worth of seam ripping. And I STILL never got it the way I wanted it.
And today, (thankfully she had until 1:30pm for me to get it to the school)
I spent 3 and a half hours on a vest that I stitched and ripped out 3 or 4 times and finally scrapped due to time running out. I think I've actually dulled my seam ripper if that's even possible.
That funny looking light brown thingy peeking out from the coat?
That is what I threw together in the remaining time along with the neck ruffle.
Not doing an end zone dance by any stretch but still, pretty happy with what I was able to do in the time given with the experience tank on "E" ;)