Sunday, June 29, 2014

July's MAGAM Project


My dear sewist friends,

Alas, I will not be completing my June MAGAM on time.  I can say the glass is half full or it is half empty.  I choose half full.  Thus I have decided July's project will be a continuation so that I may complete what I started - an entirely hand sewn Regency day dress.

Keeping it on the for real tip I did not even start the project until mid-June.  I procrastinated!  Got all caught up in the visit and impending birth of my granddaughter (yes, she arrived safely, 10 fingers, 10 toes, cute as a button, a little over a week ago).

Progress pic here http://sewcroandquilt.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/hand-sewn-regency-dress/ (scroll down to bottom of page for those that already visited).

Cheers,

Lyric

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations grandmother I can't think of a better reason to miss the June deadline

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  2. No recriminations from me - I have a new grandbaby too and know how life gets turned around for all members of the family, not just the new mom and dad. The dress project will be waiting for you when time allows. Good luck with that massive, undertaking, btw.

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    1. You're a gem! Thanks for responding.

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  3. I would be caught up in my granddaughter too, and would not worry about deadlines. There are always otherdays to sew....but only one day this beautiful angel will be born.
    Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you, Remembering Oz! Her arrival date was on the 20th sew don't know WHY I didn't start working between the 1st and the 19th? Oh, yes, I do know . . . I'm back in Cleveland and seeing old friends, was wonderfully welming. ;-)

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  4. I agree, the safe arrival of a granddaughter is good reason NOT TO SEW - she is far more important and precious. Take all the time you need to finish your ambitious project - far better to make something worthwhile than to rush it and ruin it.

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    1. Thank you, Lady Sarah! I am finding hand sewing not as bad as I thought it would be.

      Speaking of "making something worthwhile than to rush and ruin . . ." mmm mmmm, I did not make a muslin. Have you seen an Elizabethan seam? Girrrllll!! I did the flat pattern fit thing (saw it at Gertie's). The back and side back portion of Regency dresses are so tiny, they never look like they fit upon eyeballing 'em. At the very least this project will give me a feel for how this pattern comes together and I can always make another when I get back home WITH my sewing machine, LOL.

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    2. Yes, sometimes the first garment is about learning how everything works - tedious but rewarding in the long run :)

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  5. Congratulations! Enjoy you new bundle of joy.

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    1. Thank you, Dorothy D. D.! ;-) She's a way cool kid already.

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  6. No worries Lyric. I still haven't finished my May project!

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    1. Hiya,

      Have you been working on it or will ya simply ditch it and start with NOW! Honey, make it easy on yourself.

      Hugs,

      Lyric

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  7. Progress update:

    Sleeve edge finishing and deciding upon modesty closures for the front of the skirt section of the dress and I'm done.

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