Anyhow - back to MY one-day sewing project invention (finished product pictured below). I hadn't really thought about my art studio as a place for my sewing machine, but my husband suggested it and he was right - it was a wonderful place to work - I had great light, a good worktable, and I didn't need to move everything for dinner!! I listened to public radio podcasts all afternoon, and refused to make dinner until the sewing project was complete. Here it is, from my backside:
So it had been at least a year, maybe more, since I touched it. Last week I bought pieces of silky black fabric and white fabric, and today I went to work. I traced some sleeves from an old pattern, and then altered the shape a bit. I sewed in the sleeves and added a trim cuff of black, and then the big challenge - the bottom. It was originally curved, longer in the front and back, shorter on the sides. I cut the fabric straight across, very challenging due to those pleats! I experimented with sewing the pleats shut on the bottom, but that made it too tight, so in the end I stretched out the pleats to sew on the black fabric on the bottom. which gives it a very forgiving-on-the-hips slightly gathered drape. (Why didn't my husband remind me I had on that dumb headband when he shot the photos? And no earrings - I am usually NEVER seen without earrings! But he's no photographer - I had to TELL him to turn the camera to take the picture vertically!)
So back to the real Project Runway - who do you think is on track to win?