I had hoped to have the next installment of the collared shirt posted by now, but a couple of distractions came up in the past few weeks.
One was an emergency dye job for an Austin designer, which is now done. (Whew!)
The other is that 2 of my entries for the 2012 Threads Magazine "Innovative Lace" challenge were chosen as finalists. I am incredibly honored to be a finalist and overwhelmed that 2 were selected. The quality of work that comes out of ASDP (Association of Sewing and Design Professionals) is stellar, and the standards are very high. BUT that means I have 2 outfits that need to be modeled in the fashion show next month, both of which will be examined meticulously by some of the best sewists in the country. (I don't even like my mother to look inside my garments.) So now the old "80/20" rule kicks in, since what seemed perfectly acceptable when I only needed to photograph the outfits now seems like a complete hack job. I was looking at one item the other night and thought "what shoddy work, who the heck did this?" Oh crap, I did. And now I've decided that one garment needs to be made over completely.
I have just over a month, other items that also need attention, and this pesky thing called a "full-time job" that apparently I must show up for on a regular basis if I'd like to keep payment the mortgage and keep up my fabric habit. Oh, and dogs that expect food daily and cuddles. ;)
If you're interested in knowing more about this challenge and where the fashion show will take place, check out American Sewing Expo and Association of Sewing and Design Professionals.