Monday, April 25, 2011

It had to be done.

I was sewing all weekend. i woke up on Saturday morning full of energy and ready to continue the work I had started the night before-- work on yet another PD. I know, I know. 

"Another PD, Ellen?" 

It just had to be done.

I actually had cut out an A-line shift to be made out of this great maroon ponte knit, but when I tried it on after I had serged it all up, it just wasn't working for me. So I decided to do another PD (my 4th) just so I could have another more causal one to wear shopping, on a date, or 

That's right. I got a full time job as a pattern maker at an internationally known wedding dress company based in Salt Lake-- a total dream! The job is temporary (they only need me for about a month), but I'm going to work my butt off to try and get a position as a Design Assistant. I'll still be blogging and sewing on my own for sure (I'll need more work clothes!) and I'm still gong to try to do every week day like I have been doing...or trying to do :D

I also figured out what to do with underlining knits in order to bead-- simple fusible or sew-in tricot knit interfacing is the best (go figure- I don't know why I thought I could figure it out differently). I also used a facing for the yoke I made as well, and then I hand-beaded the flower detail to the black yoke. At least I did something different with this PD, and I love it.

And yes, I cut my hair. We are full of changes today. 

Tomorrow I'll be showing yet another work piece that I made this weekend. It was a busy two days.


  1. That's my favourite PD to date, Ellen. I love the beading! Congratulations on your job!!

  2. I love the beading and the length of your sleeves. I need to make something with sleeves that long.