My own project has evolved a bit. As of yesterday morning, the lace was to stand alone as a bolero jacket with a chiffon tie as a closure. Alas, the color of the lace (you could call it gun metal) proved challenging to match. The best option was a slightly lighter poly chiffon. It's a sheer fabric that looks nice as an underlining for the guipure. The fact that poly chiffon is evil is irrelevant - this is the fabric I'll use. One must suffer for beauty. Or curse, as the case may be.
Each dressmaker possesses a vision, determination and remarkable focus. It takes but a short conversation to realize each woman is a sewing warrior in her own right.
|Blue underlining for my guipure bolero|
|a custom dress form made with plaster for the dressmaker's daughter. |
Hall-of-Fame mother is sewing a custom gown for daughter's prom.
|working steadily and progressing quickly|
|A guipure lace jacket from Susan's trunk provides guidance for my jacket. The lace and underlining were treated as a single piece and seams sewn normally - as opposed to overlapping the lace over the seam.|
|K working on her corselet for her self-draped gown|
|I stepped away before embarrassing myself by drooling on someone else's |
personal belongings. Observe notions galore and a Marfy pattern all tucked into a traveling organizer.
(my stuff is in a paper bag)
This is a fascinating experience in many ways. It is really interesting to meet other people who are as obsessed with sewing as you are. We understand each other very quickly!
Happy Sewing - thank goodness for the internet, right? We have found each other here.