Monday, 13 February 2012
Babs has arrived!!
Well - here she is. My dress form Barbara - Babs for short. She was only ordered on Friday and here she is! Now that is service! I like the fact that she seams to have a low bust line - I will have to measure to see how much I need to alter but she isn't a "perky" young thing which is good.
I have called her Barbara as I get called Barbara all the time. It is not my name. Now Barbara is a nice name - perfectly respectable - just not my name. I have no idea why people insist on calling me Barbara. I even had a student that I have been teaching once a month for 8 months now call me Barbara last week. So I figured my "twin" should be called Barbara.
I had to operate on her so I have split her ribs. I was going to buy the Fantastic Fit system and had actually ordered it - however the order didn't go through so I don't know whether to buy it now or just pad her with wadding from Spotlight. It is the waiting that will kill me!
I also need to work out how to use the hemmy thingy.
Here she is wearing one of my RTW dresses/
I have been told I can't use her until my birthday which is still a few weeks away. And OF COURSE I will not use her until my birthday - I WILL have to pad her out then test the padding by testing a pattern or two on her - just to make sure it all works of course!
Progress on the red dress:
I have sewed the front and back fabric and lining but haven't put it together. I am trying to work out how to do it and make it work. I have looked at a few tutorials on lining a sleeveless dress but I need to ponder it a bit more. I really miss my sewing teacher!
I have also realised why we need pressing aids. I watched the Palmer Pletch DVD on jacket making and they have all of these pressing tools. I though - NAH - all you need is an iron and a board - but jeeze I could have used the tailors ham and the seam roll for the bust and darts and seams. So I may just need to order them.
Does anyone else use hams and rolls or do you just do with the board?
Until next time.