|The Original dress|
|Going cross eyed making the pattern|
Christmas with a house full of people is not conducive to finding time to actually sew the dress though, so I packed up everything I needed and took it back to my parents place to sew up whilst on holidays with them. I turned their guest room into a sewing room, complete with borrowed sewing machine, overlocker and iron, all sharing the one extension cord which I had to keep changing between appliances, including running over my bed. I also had a few dramas with sewing feet and tension, but managed to get there in the end. If I ever complain about the layout of my studio, the inconvenience of having to roll my chair between sewing machine and overlocker, or having to turn around the use the iron, remind me of this experience!