Will get the lace trench finished. Here’s where life stands thus far. DH’s job is insane right now. He’s the tech lead for getting the websites up and running for one of the largest H&B companies in the world. The good news is that it will (touch wood) keep him employed for at least the next year and a half. The tough part is that I have to pick up the slack in child care, after-school shuttling and homework helping. Add to that the 60+ hours a week that I spend on Gorgeous Fabrics and it doesn’t leave a lot of time for sewing.
Don’t get me wrong – I’m not complaining. I’m incredibly grateful that he has a job he loves. My kids are great – most of the time. And I love what I do. But I get to sew in sips rather than in gulps.
Yesterday’s sip was cutting out the lace for several pieces of the jacket. That took a while, because I wanted to make sure to match the motifs across seamlines. One of the advantages of making a muslin is that you take it apart and use the muslin pieces as your new pattern. I cut with a single layer layout and take time to do as precise placement as possible. I cut the backs, side backs and side fronts. Then I took a break, and today I basted a few pieces to the silk charmeuse underlining. Here you can see the backs:
I’m using a light pink thread to baste inside the seam allowances. I think I’ll tack the lace to the underlining in the body of the pieces too, and for that I’ll use thread to match the lace.
I’ll try to get more done tomorrow (riiiiiiight). I’m still working out in my head how I’ll place the fronts on the lace. More on that later!