Monday, May 11, 2009

Finish Line

Last minute fittings with my real live model. Goals for completing the dress were set a couple of weeks ago and the promising finish line looms just ahead. The last quarter mile to be completed this week involves, cutting buttonholes, sewing on the buttons, and tuck hemming.

Batiste is a fine and dainty fabric, calling it wrinkly is much too common a description. Let's suffice it to say I have an appointment with starch and the hot steam iron planned this week. Already I am smelling the starchy mist even as I hear the whoosh of the escaping steam.

However, I am sure I shall not be able to get it as stiff as the crinolines which are worn underneath. A very good thing for Charlotte's sake!

living notebooks

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