i sometimes tackle more than i can handle. and in thinking about it, it’s not that i think i can’t handle it. it’s simply forces working against me. (or my inability to say no to something fun? hmmm…)
last week was a bit chaotic for me. i knew i had several key things to get done. i was attending events most days… and i thought… i want to make my own dress for one of those. i know what goes in to making a dress. i went to fashion design school. i am a designer, and i know how to sew. just bringing you up to speed on my skill level. but i didn’t really factor in all the other commitments, and things started getting hairy about thursday. then i fell down my front stairs, and i swear pandora was released. for the rest of the story and photos, click
the first photo is the dress on wednesday. mostly cut out (and scattered all over the house) and sewing started. for a look at the dress style, click here.
sewing commences full speed and the bodice starts taking shape
two bodice halves combine, next up… the skirt and attaching it to the bodice
in retrospect, i think that i liked it’s visual simplicity. although there’s nothing simple about 12 yards of fabric and working with sheer…
then on the day of the event, the mannequin fell over and broke my machine. still left to finish- some small gathering, the zipper, and the hem. there was a lot of crying, searching for alternate dresses, and calling of mom. eventually i figured it out. although i did realize at the event, that there were still pins in an un-hemmed section, no one cared…
thanks to tara for some much needed sit, talk and breathe time, and a gorgeous ‘do. if you ever need an up-do (or color or cut), tara at hazel salon will fix you up with fancy hair.
also thanks to sheena for having needle+thread as the ‘official’ photographer at the lupus foundation red carpet ball. so many great people, having a fabulous time and supporting a great cause. for more information about lupus, visit their site– national lupus day is may 10th.