06 October 2020

15 Minute Challenge and Dressmaking 101

 First week of school holidays is gone, Mo did a couple of job interviews, one was for a Xmas casual position at Spotlight (which is a sewing/craft/homewares store) and the other was an ongoing casual position at Kmart.  She didn't like the woman that interviewed her at Spotlight but liked the attitude of the woman at Kmart and they seemed more flexible with working arrangements.   They called her the next day to say she had the job and to come down and collect her starter pack.  

They set her up with a login and she has to do some online training and then she will start work.  I was really impressed with all the documentation she got it was very thorough... more information than I have ever gotten before I started a job.  

Over the weekend we started dressmaking 101.  The dress is probably a bit more complicated than it needs to be for a first attempt but Mo has followed along patiently every step of the way.  I have a feeling we may have needed to do a bigger size.  She keeps telling me she is a rectangle and she doesn't have a waist now I'm tending to agree, her bust size keeps fooling me. Luckily the pattern has a D cup alternative pattern pieces otherwise I would have had to try and remember how to do Bust alteration.    We have adjusted a couple of the seams and it fits the mannequin now we may need to do another adjustment at the waist.

Sewing/crochet wise it was only a 5 out of 7 week this week.  With Mo heading to 2 interviews and then getting a job I had to deal with Mo's anxiety.  She anxious about a presentation she is expected to do at school that they have just sprung on her.  She has been struggling with dealing with a woman that was brought in to mentor them in her Design Course and then the last week of school they said Mo has to do a pitch to her group.  

There was a bit of progress of cross stitch and I did some more granny squares.  After finishing the wrong colour on some of the flowers but I like the darker blue.  

We have had a long weekend and I have taken an extra day off.  More dress making today I think but Mo and I have had a sleep in.  

Well that's it for this week.  Hope you have had a good one.  

1 comment:

Kate said...

Sounds like a very busy week. The dress is going to be really cute, very fun fabric you've got picked for it. I've not made a garment in so many years, I'm not sure I'd remember how at this point. Good luck to Mo with the new job and hope all her stuff at school goes well. Hope you can get in more stitching time this week.