It used to be that I couldn't start a project until the previous one was all finished off and complete; but lately I've been flitting this thing to that, and back again. So I sat down and finally sewed some snaps onto Rachel's dress - it has had pins in it for far too long. To give the back closure a neater more professional finish, I stuck gold plated nailheads over the snap stitches to hide them.
It looks a lot nicer now, I may do this with all my larger BJD outfits:
Then I got my act together and top stitched the first two tiers of the skirt. I was hoping to get away with not having to do it, but because of the scale of doll skirts, the weight of the fabric wasn't enough to keep the skirt in shape. Top stitching the seams of tiers really makes a difference in this:
And now the dress is well and truly finished.
I have stress over some things going on in my private life, and it's stopping me from getting engrossed in my sewing and making :( I know once it's all sorted that feeling will pass, but I want it to pass now! I have untold amounts of fur to make wigs, beautiful fabrics I've hand dyed to make doll outfits all sitting there waiting. But I keep finding finicketty things to do to keep me from starting off something new.
*Sigh* Oh well. Perhaps a few days break will do me good.
Even us dolly types suffer from artists block.