First off I want to apologize to my followers. My laptop died a few months ago, and then my desktop died in April. I was unable to post and unable to access my WildGinger software. It was torture. My husband has finally returned and we were able to purchase a new laptop. Aaaaaaah, and here I am. This morning is like a great purge of all the online things I've wanted to do for the last 7 weeks. Blogging is one of them.
So, next on the agenda: Valentine's birthday dress. Most pictures were taken with my FIL's camera and all I have is a short video of her in the dress.
Everyone loved the dress and Valentine looked like a princess. It took no time at all for her to rip out the tufting and get it dirty with mud and food. I know, after all the trouble I went through......but I'm not upset. She looked great and everyone got some good memories. Will I do it again next year? Probably not.
Next topic: the wing bust halter top. So before my computer crashed I was able to make a first muslin. I found that the style lines of the garment result in gapping above and between the bust as well as under the arm, despite the 0 ease. So I have purchased Helen Joseph-Armstrong's PatternMaking for Fashion Design which includes a whole chapter on Contouring. Hopefully this week I can get to work on the second muslin using Joseph-Armstrong's contouring guide.
And finally, I gave Valentine a half moon manicure this week and it turned out fabulous. I used Revlon's Valentine -I know, how appropriate. And I used L.A. Colors Art Deco nail art lacquer in white to draw the half moons.