I work with a girl who is a designer for Tahsa Polizzi and Tasha is a friend of mine too. Last night while folding some napkins at work I started talking sewing and how I was having trouble with my fit. Right away, A. said, "You need a dress form". I told her all about Hazel, but alas, in all truth, Hazel did not work out so well. She started shifting and collapsing and when we moved I unstuffed her and put her in a plastic bag in the attic. Poor, poor dear Hazel. It is hotter than a habanero up there this summer.
But never fear....it's my birthday next week...so Happy Birthday to me..I just purchased an adjustable dress form. I realized another thing as well. My 'sewing room' is not a real workplace. I have no great room in the new house to dedicate to my creations and hubby HATES it when I have stuff all around...OCD!!! Part of my frustration is having to pull everything out and organize it for a sewing project, but I see no real remedy for this with the present space in my home. :( So as Tim Gun would say "Make it work" and "Carry on".
Before work last night, I took all the stitches out of the hem of the Rose Print dress and removed all the shoulder seaming and neck facing. Now I just have to wait for hubby to get home and help me get the proper hem going and help me fit my shoulders. I really can't wait to have a dress form so I can do the adjusting properly. This will be a whole new world for me.
I started watching the new season of "Project Runway" this week and one of the designers just started sewing 4 months before the show started! Holy crap....but she came in second on the very first design challenge.Here's a link to her design. I look forward to seeing more of her work. Did you see the show? What do you think about the designers this season?