I’m feeling the pressure peeps, I have a list of gifts to make & I should be sewing like now.
But you know the expression “More haste, less speed”. Well, I need to breathe deeply & thought a quick blog post the best way to do this. So not much talking here, a few pics, & I will explain the barrage of unuttered curses that went through my mind just now….& reveal this week’s most pressing sewing deadline.
Here is the Boden blouse that triggered the thought of a scalloped centre front (Oh Roo, you have such fantastic knowledge of what’s out there!)
So last time there was the potential disaster of da da da (cue dramatic music) yellow wax edges to the scallops. the The good news? I used tons of Vanish to work at the aforementioned yellow traces of dressmaker’s tracing paper before slamming it in the washing machine & it worked! Yip yip ay yay!
Revealing the back first – I do so love the gathered yoke. I wear it with a cotton camisole underneath but dear Barbarella is rather an exhibitionist it has to be said. See that black top hanging on the radiator? That’s another gift that I shall write about some time (as there were more discoveries with making this!) It’s another Vogue 1247 made with Rag Market viscose.
But onto the front view & the scallops…
See what I mean about the facings showing? I really hadn’t thought that through. Mrs C gives some advice on sheer fabrics, facings & seam allowances in the comments to this post here. I shall revisit them when venturing into using some of the chiffon I have in my stash.
….So why does the idiom, “More haste, less speed” become relevant? Well after thinking that I had ruined this blouse with yellow waxed tracing paper markings & managing to save it, I rushed to give this lil’ blouse an iron for the photo shoot & gah ….I hate even writing it so annoying is this….the iron was too hot & melted (yes melted) the left front collar. It has a crispy holeyness about it. I have never done that before. It doesn’t show in the above picture, but believe me it is there ….& why?
Well., as I said at the start I am feeling the pressure. I have only a couple of sewing hours this week to make up a gift for a special little girl & have made a good start …
However will I really manage to find the time? Recently there has been a squeeze on sewing time due to lovely visitors (in the guise of my grown up boys). Funnily enough whenever they stay not only do I feel the urge to cook more & clearly need to spend time with them, but their laptops completely screw up my internet access – hence less blogging & blog commenting becomes problematic. And it also puts the dampeners a little on outfit pics, well those in which I make more of an effort, & believe me I have some planned….but as you know I prefer to have my privacy when letting loose the inner Badger ….
So writing this in some way has not helped my sewing stress. Although I am now poised to sew, I have burnt my new blouse so badly that I will at some time have to replace the collar, & my much needed beauty sleep draws closer. Just how much might I have sewn had I not written this? Oh well,
“After all tomorrow is another day” to quote my heroine.
I think I just might call it a day & go to bed & read!