And baby elven dresses....
And ofcourse, the Arwen-Inspired nursing dress for myself.
And then I got the flu (again?). At least I think that's what it was. I was so sick, I sort of just crawled around with a cold-pack on my forehead, chugging kool aid, begging God that I wouldn't throw up (I didn't!) for 5 days while my mother in law watched the (sick) kids.
All in all, I lost over a week, and I didn't even have energy left to look at the sewing machine for a bit. But my strength is returning, slowly.
So, no SHB sewalong updates yet (hey, I've got 3 days!)
|Like this. Except floaty and white and chiffon and lace....|
(I ended up doing oblong semicircles 25" by 35" long. The sleeve hole was 4"x4". Seam allowances, plus allowing for some "reshaping" of the chiffon as it hangs, make this about right)
So I had a pattern. That was the first hurdle.
Tonight, I just knew I had to cut out the real thing and do it before I psyched myself out.
|Pretty circular hems on chiffon!!|
(normally I hate making fat seam allowances, especially when I'm just going to trim them off and throw them away, but here it is essential. I tried doing this with just sewing "thin" seam allowances to start with and it didn't work)
I also finished the interior seams in the chiffon, by sewing a thick seam allowance, trimming one side close, and then folding over the other and sewing the edge with a zig zag, also a tutorial on that website. TUTORIAL PICTURE HERE.
|See my pretty finished interior seams!!!|
Then will come the fourth and final hurdle, which will be hand sewing lace to it. That's going to be the fun part :)