I reached the halfway point on the Eternal Warp today! 7.5 yards took me about two weeks, which is less progress than I’d like, but which I guess is OK, considering that I lost three days of prime weaving time to the broken bobbin-winder. I’m hoping to finish the remaining 7.5 yards in the next two weeks, which means I should probably stop blogging and get back to weaving!
But first, I thought I’d tell you that I found the couture teacher I needed. Her name is Jane Foster, and her website is here. She was trained in couture in England, and can help walk me through the process. Best of all, she has “sewing labs” in her studio for only $40/3 hours, max 5-6 students! That’s cheap enough that I can afford to have her help me throughout the construction. The only downside is that she lives in Walnut Creek, about an hour and a half’s drive from me, so it will take some doing for me to get to the sewing labs, especially at rush hour (they’re only held during the week).
She’s also going to design the pattern for the dress for me, as soon as the sloper (which someone else is doing for me) is complete. Probably in about two weeks, around the time I hope to finish up this fabric.
Back to weaving!
Sounds like you are on track and well on the way to completion in a very short time (in comparison to what you had originally thought the dress would take!) 😉
ps – got the ribbons yesterday – merci beaucoup!!!