Sep. 13th, 2016

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I had an epiphany regarding the Madras" skirt. It was getting too pale, so I just added one layer of bright red and another of hot pink tulle underneath the last 5 layers of white tulle - and now it's just perfect. I sewed everything together and made a mock-up of the bodice.

There really wasn't any time to do more, not two doctor's appointements today. She's never perfectly on time, and I waited about 20 minutes this morning, but she was really late this afternoon witht he kids. So after that, we just went home, ate pizza (yay for leftovers), and the kids went bed.
After dinner I started on a skirt to go with my black coutil corset. I have done the bulk of it, it just needs a waistband, zipper, and hem. And it has pockets, yay ! I love pockets, I just tend to forget them every time I sew a skirt for myself.

I also prewashed the cotton voile for Chardon's petticoat - I hung it on the clothesline just before dinner, and it was dry about two hours later, when I heard a storm coming. Sadly, it was just a bit of lighting and some thunder, not a drop of rain.

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I did some comfort shopping today (to console me from the fact that I am a single parent for the next two weeks, woe is me) - I went to just get a pair of black leggings (badly needed since my ballet stuff didn't come in time, grumble), and well... that escalated quickly. Three pair of skinny jeans, a Wonder Woman t-shirt (I can never resist geeky stuff) and... a pair of brown corduroy bellbottoms ? Not very wide, but with just enough flare to look almost exactly like some I had almost twenty years ago (and regretted ever since I wore them to death). I was tempted to buy two pairs, just to get me through until they come back in fashion yet another time...

Ballet wiped me out. It was... intense. Wow. The course is a bit crowded - for now. It was the trial course, so I'm not sure everyone will register for the year.

I did some work on Madras - fighting the printed cotton lining mostly, and piecing the hell out of it to get enough fabric for the skirt. And then I spent something like two hours ordering new  big format prints of some pictures for the bridal fair. That was beyond frustrasting, but it is done, and they should be here in time, yay !


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