I signed up for the Cake Patterns Pavlova Sewalong. Of course life leading up to the start was manageable. Once it started, all hell broke loose. I will not go into the sucky details because this is my happy place.
The sewalong was so well run! Lots of great info and encouragement along the way. Stephanie was great at answering questions. I do like the idea of dedicating time every day to finish a project and accountability. What I have realized is that 30 minutes a day, for my slow self is an hour+. What killed me was laying out my rayon jersey. It had a curly life of its own. I also lost more time than I care to admit on a very simple sleeve binding. It was so simple that I over thought it by miles.
Well ladies and gents, tomorrow is the last day of the sewalong and I have a new top -- almost. When I stitched the sleeves, I forgot to check to see if things lined up correctly. Accidentally perfect on one and really wrong on the other. I've ripped out the stitches, but I think I'm just sleepy enough to make another foolish mistake, so I'll save it until later. I need to hem it and it will be good to go. My darts points were a bit bubbly. Hope I can fix that with a ham and some steam. Pics later!
The skirt is great, in my head. In reality, I have a traced, but unaltered pattern. I was hoping to make this for Easter, but time's a wasting ... I wanted it underlined and lined. I just really don't want to wear a slip and I'm dying to try some of the techniques from Craftsy's The Couture Dress.