My sewing life is mainly made up of hand basting right now. Though, good news, people – machine sewing is on the horizon! I’ve re-engaged with my Vogue 8648, courtesy of the Susan Khalje Couture Dress course and fabric gifted to my by Mood Fabrics back in, gulp, March.
How Meg of Mood Fabrics has not greased herself up in goose fat, swam across the Atlantic ocean, climbed Dover cliffs, marched on London, stopped for a refuel at a kebab shop, tracked my house via photos on this blog, kicked down the door and stabbed me in the eyeball with a silk pin is beyond me. That woman has the patience of a saint, and hopefully it will be returned with a Finished Object before the end of the year! What can I say? It’s been busy.
Plus, you know, this is a complex project. It’s best summed up in Goodbye Valentino’s post here. (I think her dress is the epitome of understated chic.) Check out those stats! 84 pattern pieces.
All this hand basting needs to be done on the flat, which means sitting at the table, rather than lounging on the sofa. Ella isn’t too keen on this. What, no cuddles? She took to standing patiently beside the table as I sewed, which just about broke my heart, so I dragged her bed over. It’s gonna be a long time, Ella. 84 seams, count them! Might as well make yourself comfortable. So there she lies, whilst I sew.
Ella is being very needy right now. If she’s not pressed up against my side, she’s not happy. I can’t decide whether or not to tell her to grow a backbone or let my heart melt. I know I’m good Ella, but seriously, I ain’t all that! Just ask Meg.