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sewing fury.

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My Dad always told me, give the busy person the task, they’ll find the time to get it done. 

More sewing updates-I was a busy girl since the last list posted.
  • 9 Togas 
  • 12 Genie Pants (YAY!!!!) 
  • 8 dress capes (halfway done!) 
  • 2 hip-hop outfits-(one done!!!!!)
  • hand symbol elastics 
  • toreador cape
  • 16 mesh masks 
  • my sari!
Hip Hop...you don't stop.

Hip Hop...you don't stop.

 

Sunday night I thought the hip-hop costumes were going to be the death of me.  Whoever decided to put sequence on mesh adhered  by glue was surely not the brightest crayon on the box.  Why oh why did I say “sure I can sew that” I definitely didn’t know what I was getting into…  See, every time the needle goes up and down it picks up a little of the glue then shreds the thread making it impossible to sew.  I think I made up a few new words last night in sewing furry.  On Monday night, feeling more confident about these hip hop costumes, I went to Jo-Ann’s for some thread and decided to ask if there was anything I could do about it.  The wonderful lady there told me to use this liquid called “Sewer’s Aid” IT WORKS!!! I zipped through those meshy glued down sequence in no time.  

sewers aid

sewer's aid

After finishing the togas this past weekend and completing one of the hip-hop costumes, I’m am feeling a little bit of relief.  Apparently I’m the busy one, I’m trying to find the time to get it all done. 

sequence/mesh/glue mess.

sequence/mesh/glue mess.

A public service announcement: Never, ever, ever purchase or ask someone to sew this fabric, unless you plan on that person having a full head of hair the next day. Thank you.

Costumes Queue.

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sewing genie pants

sewing genie pants

Costumes to sew…

  • 8 Togas
  • 12 Genie Pants
  • 8 dress capes
  • 2 hip-hop outfits
  • hand symbol elastics
  • toreador cape
  • 16 mesh masks

HOLY MOLY! What did I get myself into? Thankfully, from that  list I get to cross off the following…

  • 8 Togas (4 done)
  • 12 Genie Pants (YAY!!!!)
  • 8 dress capes (halfway done!)
  • 2 hip-hop outfits-(waiting on the samples to  come in…tick tock, tick tock)
  • hand symbol elastics (this will take an hour all together I think, its my goal to get these done by Thursday)
  • toreador cape (goal to get done by Thursday)
  • 16 mesh masks (this will probably be the last on my list to do…to be honest.

Looks like I have a lot more on my sewing queue that I had thought.  I should have written this down earlier… Next week will be great, the kids are on Spring Break so I don’t have dance after work and can sew sew sew! I will also need to find some time to choreograph my solo…hopefully that will happen before May 15th, the day before the show.

I do want to give a shout out to my Mother, for helping me sew the genie pants, on her birthday! I’m so lucky!