What a great day – and incredibly for me, I’m blogging about it on the same day it happened, a feat which can be attributed to my research assistant for the day, Geraldine (below) who yes, bears a remarkable resemblance to me as she is my mum.
Lisa from Couturing came in to try her dress for either this evening’s Alex Perry show, or another of the runway shows tomorrow night. This was a dress I had intended to complete during the exhibition, but this project has been very busy, and I would have preferred there be a few more stitches and a few less pins in the dress at the point of the fitting, it felt quite unprofessional of me to be so ill prepared. Nonetheless, Lisa was really excited and we arranged for her to pick up the completed dress that afternoon. About the same time, Cheryl popped in to show me the accessory piece I created for her to wear as part of her “Little Black Dress” Project. Inspired by the Uniform Project, she has chosen a dress by Melbourne label Bento to wear once a week for the year, accessorized in a different way each time. She was really enjoying the floaty chiffon, said she’d had loads of remarks on it, and even, spectacularly, an altercation with a fellow blogger the previous evening who claimed that THEY were wearing that item the following night. “No, I’m wearing it” said Cheryl, and thankfully they managed to ascertain before a drastic dispute broke out that I’d actually made two versions of this scarf for them both to wear at the same time. (note: I may be exaggerating the facts here for dramatic effect)
As if this wasn’t enough excitement, Cheryl brought along with her none other than Lady Melbourne. Now I have been pursuing Phoebe to take part in The Front Row, to the point where I’d been asking myself, “If I send her another e-mail, does that constitute stalking?” So to have her walk in the door and just - pick out a dress – just like that was very exciting.
Further action today came in the form of discussion about fabrics with one of the Industrial Design students from RMIT who delightfully brought me a ginger bread loaf!! Mum arrived and we set to work sewing to finish the dress for Lisa. Once again, I was reminded of the way in which for me, conversation and thoughts usually flow easier when I have a needle and thread in my hand. Dress finished and a quick lunch eaten very late. Lou popped in to grab something for the Penthouse Mouse parade tonight. Finally, I ducked upstairs for a drink at the media lounge set up by Pybus PR on their balcony for the festival and then managed to make it home at a semi reasonable hour. Overall, I was really excited to feel the momentum “The Front Row” is gaining among participants.
This slip was sewn today to be worn under a chiffon dress. An irregularly shaped piece was folded over and tucked to create a slip form and I like the loose and slightly asymmetric shape.
The pinboard has been updated with more links – with thanks to my other RA Nina. x