oona does it!: proud as a peacock, and paying for it.
i thought it would be fun to end this half year of posts with a nod to my first oona does it!
you might recall, that fowl challenge was my first try at colette patterns, the free sorbetto top, which i messed around with as per usual. i thought i’d hack up another sarai sensation, this time, the pastille dress from her wonderful new book.
i scored three yards of peacock flamed 100% linen for a whopping $2.98. there would be no feathers.
armed with the knowledge gained from six months of sewing a garment a week, i knew i would fly through this one. oh hai: this dress took FOREVER. on the fifth day of sewing, i informed the general public i would be finished with the *%^#)@! dress in thirty minutes. mother ruggy took me seriously, and set a timer.
three hours later, i emerged defeated.
my race against the clock was not aided by sewing the facing on backwards. oh yes. that there teal crumply bit is the FACING. timer clicking, i stitched quickly and efficiently, grading my seams with my new pelican scissors and admiring my own speed, grabbing the iron and screaming into the beeping air when i realized my mistake. at this point i couldn’t take it out, since i’d already graded the seam. so i threw an embroidery stitch on it and made it a design element. the poor man’s version of mena’s awesome stitchery from last week.
oh hey, did i mention this dress was part of the chapter marked a perfect fit?
ah haha, i thought, i’m about to make a dress from the chapter that implores you to make a muslin. i’m so past muslins! my fitting skillz are the bomb diggity! i’ll just corrrect the tracing.
only… i never adjusted the pattern tracing. just patted myself on the back for the KNOWLEDGE of what needed to be done. ?! hence, le horizontal darts slicing across my mid back. and how about that ghostbusters green zipper? now that’s class.
do you remember romeo? the original inspiration from lady katza? he was too disgusted with the outcome to pose with me. instead, he decided to hold the first annual Peacock Hawk Brotherhood Convention. it’s right up there with Lions And Lambfest.
predator and prey having a powwow… electric green zippers on backwards faced hack jobs…. are the mayans right? is the end near?
now look. don’t get all silly on me and tell me this is a keeper. IT IS NOT. but i will use the rest of my linen to come up with a fix. hopefully before 2012.
HAPPY NEW YEAR Y’ALL! may you drink enough to stop noticing your sewing mistakes!!!