Between roast chickens and snail trails, I haven’t forgotten Hollywood 641. After failing to locate the traced pattern, I had to psyche myself to trace another bodice. I’ll use Zemelda’s sleeves, and something gorgeous from the era (not a six-gore, yawn) for the skirt.
I added 2″ of room to the side front bodice panels, a simple FBA. I gathered them to the T-shape. The other dress I have from this pattern fits ok, but it makes me look busty. I added 1/2″ to the waist to allow for- merrymaking. (noun. definition: eating too much pie.)
Right half of the bodice, with mini-Christmas ball buttons.
Back. Gathering those side sections to the T’s with lapped seams was ridiculously time-consuming but ultimately rewarding. The first time I made this dress, I skipped lapped seams and had an even worse time sewing the sections together. After Cat Pine, I lap when told.
Sure, I have a few hats to knit, a couple of little girl dresses, a cocktail dress to line and finish, several sun hats to whip up and my sudden passionate obsession with pillbox hats which bears investigation.
And two quilts to quilt… I gave up quilting on my machine after mom’s quilt came out painfully warped. I spent three times as long reverse-sewing (unpicking) the quilting as I spent sewing it. I’ll go use the big quilting frame at work. I promise to take pictures. That should be a few hours’ toil once I get my hand back in using the big quilter. Next week. It’s still December 1!
What’s on your “last-minute” holiday work list?