It's off to a good start, so far. I'll be in training for the next 8 weeks (wow - overwhelming), then I'll be going on vacation and hoping all of the stuff I've learned doesn't fall out of my brain as I lounge on the beach. Once I get back, I think I'll be set loose to actually do my job for real, with some coaching - here's hoping it goes well!
This has felt like a super busy week. I'm sapped of energy from focusing on learning so much new stuff all day at work (and stressing that I'm not getting every single thing!) - it's like being back in school. I'll admit feeling a bit out of my element from this career change, but I suppose that's pretty normal. I'm still trying to adjust to having a new routine, so my sewing has been somewhat sporadic.
Here's a sneak peek at what's been hanging out on my sewing table.
This WIP is another estate sale project; the pattern and fabric are both April estate sale finds. The pattern is the sleeveless, v-neck version of this vintage McCall blouse, with some adjustments (like a collar I just made up). I wasn't feeling the whole making facings thing, even just with bias tape, so I ended up fiddling with finishing the arm holes and neckline just by turning 'em under and stitching - weak, I know. It doesn't look super awesome, so I might end up spiffing it up a bit later. Like I said, work on this has been sporadic, so I'm just kind of winging it. I cant seem to get the fit right, no matter what I pinch or tuck or take in. I've been recklessly altering and chopping away, taking lame shortcuts and hoping for something wearable. I'll let you know if/how it turns out.
As for my wedding guest dress in pink/black/spotted silk, it's currently looking something like this.
|mysterious, partially completed blob, sitting in my sewing room|
|my "ehh, I'll work on this later" pile.|
Sometimes I get bored with things and throw them aside part way through. I'll finish it eventually - promise!