I’ve come to report on my latest project.
If you remember, I planned to make a version of this dress in black rayon challis. And I did. Mostly. As in, I got all the way to the inserting-the-zipper step, tried the dress on, took the dress off, and wept softly in the corner.
Okay. I didn’t really weep. Maybe just on the inside.
The construction of the dress is not the issue here. The issue is that I am not a skinny little thing like I used to be. Also, this dress really, really, really does not work on those of the short-waist. Alas.
Honestly, even if I did lose, like, twenty pounds, this dress still would look terrible on me. There’s the high waist thing. And there’s the broad shoulder thing (my shoulders are quite a bit wider than the norm. People have commented).
So, if you have diminutive shoulders and a long torso, this dress would probably be super cute on you.
I do think, though, that I might be able to save the project and turn it into something wearable. So, maybe you’ll see it someday.
But, I don’t know when that someday shall be.
There’s some other news that’s making me sad face these days.
I have lost my sewing room. Not as in the room packed its teddy bears and roller skates and ran away from home, but as in the room had to be turned back into a guest room for the holidays and for the foreseeable future. My sewing machine is still set up in the closet, but I won’t be able to use it again until after the weekend. I may set up my little work table in my room and put the ironing board. . . I don’t know. . . somewhere. But you can see how running from room to room is not so conducive to creativity and productivity. I plan now to use my forced hiatus to take over the dining room table and cut out a whole slew of muslins so that I’m ready to go when I get a new space to work in.
But, there’s no need to be dour! The holidays are here and I love the bustle that comes with them 🙂
Except for the traffic. I don’t love that.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all–even if you don’t celebrate this week–I still hope you have a fantastic Thursday 🙂