And I've only just got my machine...
It's like this: I joined a discount scheme on a pagan forum, offering a discount to their members at my shop. I've been posting on there about my tshirts as well
Tonight I got a phone call from my contact on the forum saying they had been contacted by a company who are making a program on pagans in the UK. It's to be a pilot hopefully with a series to follow.
And they wanted to know if the forum owners could find them someone to make robes and wands for the show, between 10 and 15 of each. My contact at the forum is determined to get the contract to go to a new trader rather than a big established firm. And rang me first
So now I have to cost up these robes, and decide on the design, fabric etc.
Well, they want something shiny so it reflects well on film and they want it in green or purple, preferably green.
So I've found a cheap supplier of fabric and decided on a design, a Dark Ages kyrtle. It's a simple design, easy to make (hopefully) and good on material usage. I've decided to make a trial run in child size for my daughter to give me an idea of how it'll go.
That's the design
So... question time!
The material is crepe-backed satin in green and a gold lining material. How exactly do you put the lining in? I presume you make it to the same pattern (it'll be fully lined) but is there a best way to attatch it?
The pattern I have has a keyhole neck (I think - it's a circle with a slit at the front) and has a contrast facing all the way round. How do you do this?
Bet you think I'm totally bonkers don't you
But if I can get this and do a good job it'll be a huge boost to my fledgeling business so I really have to try. The good news is my sister, who has a lot more sewing experience than me, is going to be helping out