Dwayne:You know what? Fuck beauty contests. Life is one fucking beauty contest after another. School, then college, then work... Fuck that. And fuck the Air Force Academy. If I want to fly, I'll find a way to fly. You do what you love, and fuck the rest.
Frank:I'm glad you're talking agin Dwayne... You're not nearly as stupid as you look
I haven’t blogged about my sewing class for a bit so here I go.
The Bodice is all attached, fusible interfacing and all! After this I had the lovely task of ironing it all out nice and neat, it took ages to get it sitting right and then I realised that reason it took so long was that i hadn’t cut any notches into the seam allowance so that it can lie flat. Silly me, but it didn’t really matter as I came to realise (after my fitting) that the straps were too wide!
Wide straps = really unflattering!
These straps sit a lot better!
All I had to do was redraw my strap line on the underarm seam and stitch along it. Then I trimmed the seam allowances back to 5 mm and cut some notches again. They are a lot more flattering and not sticking out at my shoulders.
Next I had to gather up my skirt! The most stressful and time consuming thing I think I have ever done while sewing.
I had to pin the skirt to the bodice at all my main points then gather the skirt, but as I did my gathering stitches seperatey for each skirt panel, there were threads EVERYWHERE! I did it myself at home spread out on the living room floor, but when I got back in to class yesterday I was fitted again and because I had obviously been half paying attention to the skirt and half watching a movie I hadn’t watched my tacking line when stitching the skirt and bodice together. This resulted in the stitching being visible along the waistline and the skirt sitting too low. Then when I looked again I had pinned the wrong “Important points” together. So I had to do it all again!
So yesterday I got back from my class at the same place I had gone in at! So at home I went straight to the sewing machine and struggled to attach my skirt to the bodice.
It took 3 tries but I got it attached.
So now that the drama of the Gathering is over, my dress now looks like, well… a dress!
Sorry about the quality
Phew! So for next week I have to make a start on my underskirt and pick a pair of trousers to make for my next project. And then in class, I will be inserting my zip and discussing the trousers!
I may be taking the hem up on the skirt too as it does look a bit long and I think I’d prefer it a wee bit shorter to suit the style. I will need to dig the heels out to check the length when its done!
Cinderella One of your parents is dead. You are expected to do a lot of chores. You love to dress up. You love animals. You are waiting patiently for your Prince Charming. Your mom is really strict. You have sisters who seem kind of jealous of you. You’re afraid to speak your mind sometimes. You have left your shoes at a friend’s house before. You have blonde hair. Total: 4
Belle You’ve kissed someone your friends didn’t like. You’ve been lost in the forest. You love to read. You are not shy at all, and not afraid to speak your mind. One of your family members is a bit weird. You have done volunteer work. You have a wild imagination. You love to take care of people in need. You’ve had guys like you only because they think you’re pretty. You’ve rejected at least one person when they’ve asked you out. Total: 6
Jasmine Your dad is very rich/important. You are very clever. You’ve been with someone way different from you. You’re unique and different from everyone else. You’d never marry someone just because they were rich. You have set a lot of goals for yourself. You don’t have a lot of friends. You’re independent. You are wealthy. Your parents try to control your life. Total: 5
Ariel Your parents expect a lot from you. You really try to follow the rules, but it’s hard for you. You’re a bit of a trouble maker. You’re the youngest in your family or in the last two. You have a lot of sisters (three or more). You collect something. You have/had long hair. You have/had a pet fish. You’re extremely curious. You believe everything people tell you/you’re a bit gullible. Total: 4
Snow White You know that you’re beautiful. Sometimes it seems like your mom is jealous of you. You’ve almost been killed. You have at least seven good friends. You’ve had food poisoning. You have/had short hair. You get along with almost everyone. All of your friends are different. You love to have a good time. You’re happier when you’re out of the house than in. Total: 4
Mulan You can be a tomboy sometimes. People wish you could be a bit more girly. You’ve pretended to be someone you’re not. You’ve had a physical fight with someone. You have/had considered running away from home. Your parents try to plan your life out. A lot of your friends are boys. You sometimes find yourself in bad situations. You love your family so much that you’d do anything to protect them. Total: 5
Aurora You live/have lived with someone other than your parents. You almost died at a very young age. You are gentle, loving and/or thoughtful. You have a decent singing voice. You like to sleep in late on the weekends. You spend most of your time outside, or try to do so. You’re adopted. You’re very romantic. Pink is one of your favorite colors. Total: 4
Pocahontas You love to walk around and explore big cities. You are more spiritual than religious. You’ve been in an interracial relationship. One of your family members is dead (mum, dad, sister, brother, grandma, grandpa). Your parents are very protective of you. Someone you know has been in war. You love nature. You have/had black hair. You would love to move somewhere exotic and beautiful. You’re very adventurous. Total: 4