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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Jumping through Hoops

I have to say, I like pleats better! I spent the entire day making this slip for the "queen" dress. The entire day! Ruffles are not my favorite. I always feel like they aren't perfectly spaced.
I'm sure these aren't, but I'm not going to worry about it. This is a slip and nobody is going to see it. It's soul purpose is to soften the hoop rings. Can you even see the hoop?
Then I must have done a good job.
While I was working on this, the "queen" called and asked if it was ready. Apparently she has a dance class today and she needs the hoop. I guess the "queen" contestants have to learn to waltz and a few other dances from that era.
I had no idea! Good thing I was working on the slip, because the rented hoop is way, way ugly! But imperfectly spaced ruffles are better looking than the dirty hoop.
The whole time I was setting up, I could feel someone staring at me. Guess who? PugsLee thinks this is a fort. When the "queen" is over for fittings, PugsLee likes to hide under the dress. I have to keep the dress up on the window seat to TRY to keep it lint and dog hair free. Silly girl!

I going to do it again. I'm going to start another new project! Yep, this will be the third one.
I have joined a sew-along, to make some stars. Unfortunately, I may need to buy some fabrics. I had bought a beautiful paisley awhile back and I think it will make a perfect focus fabric for all the stars.

Take care, Brandie


Linda said...

You did a great job on the slip. I can't see the rings at all. Pugslee looks too funny!! :-)

Sharon said...

The slip looks great, can't see the hoop at all. This is a big project!

Anita said...

I can't see the hoops at all, very well done indeed. Mmmm, such agony having to shop for fabric, how ever shall you manage?? ;-)

ranette said...

PugsLee looks so darn cute!! I can't see the hoop at all. I'm still expecting a picture very soon please.

Lori said...

Pugslee looks a bit jealous. Maybe you've been paying too much attention to the queens outfit! LOL

debbie said...

Lori may be right. I know that look too well.
The Queen is lucky to have you as her royal seamstress. No hoops visible to me :o)