Between seasonal allergies & taxes, I didn't get much done this weekend that's post-worthy, although I do feel both reasonably accomplished & generally blurry. Oh, Schedule C, I really think we should talk about seeing other people, ok?
I did manage to finish my daughter's jacket (the one that was briefly admired & then handed back to me with the directive now do the other side), thus:
Given that 1. it was a largely freehand project (some parts drawn as I went but blue marking pencil on blue denim does not make the most obvious of pattern lines) & 2. my original concept was single-sided, so I would have laid it out differently if I'd known from the start I was doing the whole "yoke," I'm happy with the way it turned out. Here's a detail of the side I just finished that shows off the sequins a little (but not much, I see, ha) better.
The instant my son saw that my daughter had accepted the jacket as wearably girly, he said "Now you can start working on my Buzz Lightyear doll!" Alright. Despite the fact that he keeps reassuring me that it's ok if it doesn't really look like Buzz (which does nothing but make me determined to not disappoint my five year-old, right?), I have some pretty significant performance anxiety about this project. I am not a seamstress, I am not a soft toy maker, & I turn out to not be a natural at needle-turned applique, which is the skill I'm thinking might save me from a lot of complicated piecing. But, really, after I'd been putting off the request for what was probably months, the child came to me with a well-thumbed copy of Martha Stewart Kids (this was before the news of the mag folding; I have since fished all issues out of the kids' bookcase)
& excitedly told me that not only had he found a pattern for me to use for his doll, but that he'd drawn me a picture so I could see what Buzz was supposed to look like (although I was generously excused from having to make the laser, which is that yellow & red part on the right side, his excellent attempt at perspective).
& so, really, how was I supposed to refuse? So, yeah, in between show prep over the next couple weeks, here comes my attempt at Buzz Lightyear in the form of a small, waldorfian doll. Watch out!