(Not really – I think it was a text!) Mrs. S, the drama teacher/director at my boys’ school was asking ideas for a donkey head for Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. We back-and-forthed a few different ideas; and then came my second mistake of this situation: “Is there anything else you need help with?”
On my doorstep that afternoon landed a bag of fabric, notions & patterns via my sons coming home from school.What needed to be sewn in less than two week’s time was eight of the corsets in four different sizes, and seven gowns.The corsets needed to be finished first so that the crew could apply grommets & trim.I hope the pattern-directions police never examine those pieces closely, ‘cause I stitched them all (after trial & error with the initial one) on a serger.
The greatest difficulty with both items was A)the fact that the fabric was lamé, and B)everything was cut on bias!
ARGH!Here’s the first one – finished & waiting by the door for my
but no flash photography is allowed…