Today at Camp Couture, individual projects became noticeably closer to completion. It is remarkable what has been accomplished this week. Tomorrow, we will sew more, then pack up and return home to our families, friends, pets, jobs and normal schedules. We'll leave with new skills, better understanding and deeper appreciation for the art of fine sewing.
This evening, I am thinking of a beautiful Marfy sheath dress sewn from black-on-black linen jacquard. I am so sorry she bought the last of it, otherwise I'd go back and buy some for myself. The dressmaker has been sewing for two years. She hit a rough spot yesterday when she accidentally cut right into the bodice of her dress. She looked on, tearfully, as Susan calmly devised a new design feature involving extra seams and scraps of fabric. As a newcomer, this dressmaker is well aware that she has a lot to learn. And, she is in her seventies. That takes guts, you know? By the way, that dress looks beyond fabulous on her.
I admire people who see the green grass yonder and waste no time charging ahead. That's what we, in the sewing community, have in common. If you are reading this now, thank you for being a part of this creative energy. It nourishes me, as it does all of us.
This evening, we enjoyed dinner together and Cidell joined us. Many of our classmates stayed behind to work. There has been a good bit of sewing around the clock. Tonight, however, was a wonderful evening of laughter and companionship.Gertie. Amazing Anna, Susan Khalje, me, Best Baster Barb, Gigi and Cidell.
I am happy I could share this with you. Of course, I am also sorry that more of us can't get together, for geographical reasons. But at least we have this real-time online news network, right? And it's a wonderful thing.
Happy sewing, my friends.