I am joining in with Thursday's My Creative Space at Kootoyoo.
Clockwise from top right:
- Test run - bodice toile almost complete in calico
- Instructions - for the Folkwear 215 Empire dress
- Blank canvas - a very special calico square
- Luscious red - strip of shiny, slubby silk dupion
Its week two of the Empire dress and I am now officially in a hurry (as opposed to next week, when I will be either in a panic or in need a slap). A mishap involving a ball and socket joint briefly parting company has slowed me a little. The bodice toile is, however, almost finished and I will be able to check whether all the pattern alterations are a good fit. Then on to the real thing. I can't wait to see what fabric I will be making the dress up in. I am not sure whether the wearer (another mum at Argy's kindergarten) has chosen it as yet. I should be able to show you this time next week.
The calico square arrived from Kirsty in the post this week. I feel honoured to be taking part in her wonderful Quilt Project, which will produce a community redwork quilt. As embroidery is not my forte, I am going to try applique work with this beautiful piece of red silk instead. I can't wait to get started. Read more about The Quilt Project here: link.