I F****KING HATE PLEATING!!!!!
Stupid polonaise. Stupid skirt. *This* is why I put the damn thing off all week.
I have to rip it out *again* bec. I still can’t get the back to lay down properly. Not all that pleased with the front either, but it’s not as entirely sucktastic as the back.
I did this nicely on CFT years ago. How the hell, no idea. Thought I was doing it the same way. Apparently not. @*#$)&%&#)$&)(*@#!!!#??@#
Later that night…
So much to do, just gotta keep on with it. This weekend, I’ve drawn out the design for a gothy 18th-century pocket for my mom to embroidery and went to the store and bought the threads for said project; pre-washed a whole lot of fabric for boring-but-necessary historical undergarments and ironed said fabric (I’m giving the stink-eye right now to anyone who doesn’t LOATHE ironing); unspiraled a straw hat to make into a new hat; designed a pattern for a capote / pouf hat brim (to use said straw in); and pleated the damn skirt into the stripey polonaise bodice (having to rip out the center-back pleats and re-do them three times). Not in that order.
I haven’t *finished* much of anything, and now I have to stop and shut down the sewing room so I can move furniture and empty the costume closet and rearrange the whole house so insulation can be installed Tuesday / Wednesday. Yippie.
To the right are the pleats I’ve been fighting with since about 4pm…
That’s over a bum roll, but I’ll definitely need to make a quilted petticoat to support the skirt better. The fabric is just too heavy.