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Monday, 16 June 2014

Four Minutes of Fame

Recently I performed in two eisteddfods for acting! I performed a four minute monologue in character... I was Lydia Bennet... of cause I wanted to be Lizzy, but this suited me better for the occasion and my age etc. My teacher said I make a very good Lydia - I'm not sure if that is a complement - haha!

They were on different days. One on Wednesday 4th of June, the next Sunday the 15th... my brothers and sister and a friend came to watch me at the second eisteddfod...
I wore my transition dress I made a while back, inspired by Kitty Bennet - which was perfect!

It was supper fun! I enjoyed every second of my four minutes with every ones eyes on me (yeah, I like the stage...)! Obviously I was nervous, but more excited nerves than freaking out nerves...

I was stocked when... in Sydney I got SECOND PLACE!

Then in the Lake Maquarie I was FIRST!

2nd at Sydney Eisteddfod, 1st at the next, then... THE OSCARS! haha
I look forward to what happens next!

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Skirt Ironing...

Well, I guess I did not quite realize just how much time and effort
there was going to be in making a skirt like this...
This is the skirt laid out.

The difference between a garment that looks
"professional" and one that looks "home-made" is majorly the pressing of it! 
Ironing makes such a difference. It is so important to iron EVERYTHING and correctly...

This took me AGES!
and I decided to just do it on the floor, that way it had no where to fall! haha!   

the under side all ironed...

...a few days ago I got the last few things I needed for this project from Spot Light
 including the green fabric for the center panels!

the skirt is looking great now, all the pressing is basically complete...
Things still to be done are: measure and stitch hem, and make pattern and sew sleeves!
looking forward to finishing this project, doing a photo shoot and sharing it with you guys!!

have fun sewing!
Rose xx