sadievale came over last night for a sewing night. It ended up being a lovely time. We were both doing handwork (me working on the Pearl, S sewing the back pleats of her en fourreau English gown) so we stretched out on my twin bed sardine style, her on one side me on the other, toes every where. We made mugs of F&M Earl Gray tea, listened to S&S soundtrack and spent what turned out to be a relaxing and productive evening together. Costuming buddies are the best.
We spent part of the time doing some math:
I have 18 motifs on the hem of my Pearl Dress
Each motif has approx 500 pearls (in four sizes)
The hem when finished will have approx 9,000 pearls
It takes approx 5 hours to pearl a motif, so I apply about 100 pearls per hour
I have 15 motifs left so I have 75 hours left of work to finish
If I complete one motif every other day I will finish the Tuesday before I leave for CC08
Ambitous, not at all! After all I don't have a life or other costumes to sew or wrist issues or anything! I also have 3 more motifs to sequin and sleeves to mock up and create for the gown.
So little time does not even begin to discribe my sewing life right now!