Today can largely be summarised by sharing with our readers a conversation which occurred via text message between Sarah and I this evening:
Suze: If I EVER say to you: “I think my next FWSAM garment is going to be a stripey, bias cut dress”, please – I implore you – kill me.
Sarah: Seems a bit harsh, as you are clearly suffering already, but OK. Have unpicked and redone skirt 4 to fit and blogged it. Have unpicked dress 1 to re-make bodice and sleeves. Also, neighbour knocked on door and asked me to re-do her curtain tape. We did say sewing insanity, didn’t we?
Suze: Am going to have to spend the whole evening basting. BY HAND. HAND BASTING and matching stripes on slippery, stretchy, spawn of satan fabric. Weep.
Suze (again): Oh, and I’ve had to UNDERLINE it thanks to spawn of satan fabric. F*** it, am going in the bath with wine.
As you may have gathered, readers, I am somewhat challenged in the calm department today. I spent 4 1/2 hours (yes, really) cutting out my next dress – which has to be finished by next Saturday, by the way – and I now have grave reservations about whether my fabric choice can cope with the design. Watch this space…
Apologies also for my blogging radio silence this week – due mostly to tax return deadlines and thank you cards which need to be written after my recent wedding. But I do have things to show you – photos to follow of my sorbetto blouse (which I adore) and a toile of my jacket (which took much adjustment but will be worth all the work I think). These will follow as soon as my bout of behaving like an Orc has passed and I am less likely to scowl at the camera…
Until tomorrow, readers!