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Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Naked French

Antoinette is as naked as a J-bird. What does this means? I've never seen a naked J-bird. Is a J-bird a blue jay? Why do we say this?
No, that's not what I meant. I meant, do you know why Antoinette is naked?
She has no skirt or even a shirt. Because, last night her dress went to live in a new home. Tonight is the contest and this is when I hope to take several pictures. I've been a little nervous, but feel OK about it now.
I was doubting myself again. I was sewing for a family who doesn't sew. Now that dress will be compared to other dresses and they may be sew by professionals. Also my fear is that the dress will look drab and boring if one of the other girls comes in wear a beautiful salon girl dress. Than my dress will look like a jacket potato.

See my doubts? See my fear? Hey, at least I was paid first and it wasn't set on the dress winning. Rude but true...

After spending all day yesterday making myself sick with anxiety, I'm just going to give up and just be! I've analyzed my emotions and came to the conclusion that 1. I had fun 2. I learn some new things. So now I will just be.

A wiser woman than I told me this dress would consume my life till it was done. She was right, but again, I had fun. If I have the chance, I think I will do this again. Next year I'll be even wiser that I am now.
I also learned, it's much easier to make a vest from scratch than it is to try to add on to an old one. I'm really glad that is done! Again!
The vest was perfect, till the escort tried it on an we found out how long waisted he was. I stewed and steamed and finally got that finished, a couple of hours before the garments left my house. Yeah you heard me, I procrastinated.
So now I'm free to do my own thing (maybe) and get back to my red neighborhood, baskets, bags, baby quilts...

Take care, Brandie


Linda said...

I don't think you have anything to worry about! Your work is amazing!!! Can't wait to see the pics!

Lori said...

I am surprised you are even worried. The dress was awesome! I can't wait to see a person in it! LOL

debbie said...

You did an amazing job on that costume! Win or loose, you have nothing to be anxious about. There may well be something more eye dazzling, but I'm sure the pattern you and your Queen chose suited her wants, to not look like some floozy in a flashy dress, lol.
I had an Aunt that was a seamstress until the day she died at 82. The difference between a professional and the rest of us girls is they know the tricks of the trade to make things easier, not necessarily better!

Diamant said...

To having fun and learning new things you can add the pleasure you have given to so many people world-wide watching the development of this beautiful dress. Thank you.