Right. So, where are we after a week of blitz?
- All pieces are quilted except the right front, the two upper sleeves, one lower sleeve, and one back gore
- One of the two hose ties is made up
- The upper back & lower back are sewn together (and the seam allowances are finished, TYVM)
This doesn't seem like a great deal of advancement, but to be honest, from an effort perspective we're over the hump. I have all of today...modulo eating and, ahem, blogging...to put to it; that's probably a good ten hours' work available (well, I already put in an hour this morning finishing up other gores) and then every evening this week. I have also rethought the order of events--I had intended to spend today quilting the right front piece (and that woulda been the whole day, too, probably), in the instinctive desire to prioritize the most fundamental pieces; but instead I'm going to do the upper sleeves. Because why? Because then I can take them into work and set gores over my lunch hour. I will have to jettison my workout routine, but needs must when the devil drives.
|An hose tie. It's made up of the lining linen cut into a forked|
strip and then wrapped in silk quilting thread.
There is, as expected, no damn way I'm getting 50+ buttons & buttonholes done by Saturday, even if I farmed out the work; the client is OK with being sewn in for this. So, the Minimum Viable Product task list, in no particular order:
- Quilt remaining pieces
- Set gores in upper sleeves
- Sew lower sleeves to upper sleeves
- Sew front pieces to back (that's two side seams and two shoulder seams)
- Attach sleeves to body
- Hem all raw edges (not literally hemstitch)
- Make up 2nd hose tie
- Attach hose ties
Other than quilting, probably the slowest part will be closing up the raw edges... In the absolute worst-case scenario, I can do all the long(ish) seams by machine, and then rip 'em out afterwards and redo them properly.
RIght; breakfast, and then on.
 which I did while watching a vendor demo. Who says vendors are a waste of time?