Yes, I'm still there! Whilst waiting for a new piece of canvas to arrive, I spent my time with mark stitching (which I actually liked doing!) and sewing darts and seams.
Now, finally one or two things which I know how to do. No, not an expert - intermediate, I'd say.
Enough blabla, one pictures says more than 1000 words... so, here are a few more.
Mark stitching's done.
Sleeves were sewn, back seam too, as well as some darts.
In the middle, you can see a hint of "blades". This is something I haven't done before, so I am not too happy with the results, but my cloth started shining more and more - so I rather stopped.
Those who know all about these things:
- How much force is used here? Is it rather a "massaging" the fabric, with some slight pulling? Or is it with rather much force on the iron and a forceful pulling?
Rory does this with so much ease, it's really hard to see how much force he's putting in there. (Apart from one scene, where he actually mentions the "elbow grease" - there I can clearly see him pushing)
- This "shining" of the cloth (bad side, thank goodness): "No problem, keep going" or "Stop immediately". Iron is on "wool" - so shouldn't be too hot.