What? This old thing?
In case you didn’t detect my sarcasm, I have zero time to do this. None. Zilch. Nada. But I’m sure going to try anyway!
If you follow me on twitter, you know that I spent all weekend working on my Mom’s robe, and I’m still not finished. I grossly underestimated the amount of hand-stitching that is required to make this garment fit for royalty – because my Mom is most definitely royalty. She’s the most exquisite woman I’ve ever known.
So, this week will be spent fell-stitching, slip-stitching, and catch-stitching. At some point I’ll have to make time to finish altering my Elisalex and hem it so I can wear it to a wedding on Saturday.
Then of course there’s the Laurel sewing contest – I’m hoping to get that done on Sunday. That should be a pretty quick make.
THEN and only then will I be able to switch gears and move back in time to the roaring 20s.
I have always been drawn to beaded fabrics, so I feel like this is the perfect opportunity for me to incorporate some hand-beading into my sewing! And I’ll have plenty of time for it on our 10 hour plane trips…
I have an inspiration pinboard going if you want to see the direction I’m headed. I’m thinking I’ll use this pattern:
And fabric and beading inspired by this dress:
I do realize that I am probably biting off more than an army could chew in the matter of hand-beading…my very first hand-beading experience no less. But, have you tried to squash moments of great inspiration? It’s practically impossible.
Stephanie at Mabel Makes and I have decided that we should have a virtual speakeasy party to show off our new dresses! Anyone want to join us? Any ideas on exactly how that should work? Should we all agree on a date and each throw our own speakeasy party, then post the photos on our blogs? Anyway…that idea needs some work so please pitch in!