Thursday, January 15

The 48 Minute Dress

I love the theatre.  Synchronized dance is my favorite, along with any comedy and mystery drama. Though, it seems to be more dependent on my mood at the time I see the season lineup.  This time it was the Radio City Rockettes Christmas Musical.  We ended up going after Christmas, even still it felt like Christmas. 
Although prepping for these events and choosing my outfit can be fun, it can also be problematic at the same time.  Deciding what to wear is alway difficult for me, especially, because some of the actual outfits I might want to wear, actually haven't been sewn yet! They are all in my head...LOL
Unless I plan the event "and sew" the outfit well in advance, it is disappointing when the time comes to get dressed.  These are the times that commentators can consider sewing to be a Track & Field event. A race to the finish line, over hurdles and around corners, against the best the field has to offer.  We "Sewist" finish strong!!!
The heat I ran in this day was "The "48 Minute Dress," Vogue 1314, a dress that has already passed the semi-finals for me and is on to the Hall of Fame in my book.  My coaches were my daughter and of course Mini-Me.  They encouraged and cheered me on to get it completed in time and out the door with time to enjoy the festivities, a leisurely stroll and a beverage before the show.  
Of course I couldn't leave my Mom out.  She was watching the race from afar and eventually joined us at the finish line to receive our honors.  We look so much alike it's beginning to get confusing when I edit my pictures on a small screen.  I need to start using an oversized monitor, especially when I haven't worn my glasses during the photos.

Making something so quick, though, comes with a few caveats in order for it to work in your favor. Including the following:   
  1. The pattern has to be pre-sized or fitted.
  2. The fabric has to be pre-treated
  3. The thread color in the machines need to match chosen materials
  4. All notions and supplies need to be part of your base stock.

Race Day Stats:

Underwritten by "McCalls Patterns, Vogue 1314" in size 14.
Starring fabric: Ponte Roma, purchased from "Marcorp Sales Inc" out of NYC. 
Hardware and race day equipment contributed by Bernina of America.
and last but not least....
Well known Athlete and fashion model the sewing diva herself......

Remember to tune in weekly for more races to the finish line.   As long as I sew, there will always  be some kind of timed event. 

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