Wednesday, 10 June 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #314

I've been flitting between the kitchen table and the ironing board this week. Princess seams finally cracked on Monday and yesterday I marked....























.....pinned.....

























.....and sewed the darts.

























This morning I've basted the side and shoulder seams, ready for (yet another) fitting when my girl gets home from her History exam. The rest *should* be plain sailing. Let's hope so. Only two weeks to go until prom. Happily, I'm feeling much more confident than I was on Sunday.

Linking up with Julia and the deskers today.

18 comments:

Twiglet said...

I have sewn all my life and don't think I have ever heard of a princess seam - let alone done one! Well done you. Hope it all works well - let us see the finished item. x Jo

Annie said...

Like Jo, I've never heard of a princess seam so well done you. Have a great week.
Hugs.
Annie x # 20

scrappyjacky said...

It sounds like you're doing well with it.

CraftygasheadZo said...

You are so good at your sewing! I'm rubbish I've still not spent time learning how to use my machine. I really need to! Enjoy your week. Take care Zo xx 39

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Fiona, made me laugh to myself, saw the yellow and blue in your first pic, and thought 'Minion' lol. The dress sounds to be coming along nicely, we are all looking forward to seeing your daughter in it! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #4 xxx

Debbie Rock said...

Can't wait to see the dress finished ... already know it will be fab-u-lous though! Love Debbie #9 xXx

Angela Radford said...

Hope we get to see the dress. The Princess seam is not an easy one to master due to the fullness you have to manage so well done. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela xXx 24

Sian said...

You are getting there! Is there anything more exciting than coming home to watch the progress in whatever your mum is making? i used to love to do that

My not so simple life said...

no idea what a princess seam is but sounds tricky! Glad you're feeling more confident :)

Jo said...

I;m glad you're feeling more confident x

alexa said...

I have finally googled princess seam, and see how careful you have to be - it'd be a shame to have to undo all that stitching. Hoping the fit is just right and you can coast along to the finish :).

Louise said...

She'll be the belle of the ball. History here today too - I hope it went ok for her x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Your work is so precise! I am full of admiration for you....basting is a necessary evil ;-)
Hugs, LLJ 17 xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had intended to visit before I fell asleep this morning, but sleep won out, especially since either blogger is very slow today, or my computer is on its last leg. I wanted to personally thank you for the ATC you sent. It is really lovely and original.

I'm so impressed with your sewing skills. I couldn't sew a straight line if my life depended on it.

Happy WYOWW from # 1.

sandra gilbert said...

I hope all your hard work is appreciated. Fingers crossed it all comes together

Helen said...

I am sure the finished dress will be wonderful - hope we get to see... I have no idea about princess seams, but then, I am not a sewer! Helen 3

Lizzie said...

Princess seams and beautifully stitched darts... that's going to be a beautifully fitted dress and your young lady will be gorgeously turned out. I do hope she enjoys her party.
The spotted fabric is lovely too.
It's been ages since I've sewn a garment - time I did so again!
Thanks for sharing - I'm so late this week, that it was Thursday before I got round to my post - so I'm #65 today!
Lizzie

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh I love that you bring the precision of your character to everything that you do. Imagine coming home from an exam and being lifted by a fitting for a beautifully made dress.....how lovely.