So....I was minding my own business this morning, had the laundry folded, did my stretches and back exercises (I am under the care of a fabulous chiropractor with the Maximized Living team of chiropractors), finished my coffee and was heading up the stairs when it happened....BAM!!!!! My back once again went out on me. This has been happening yearly for the past 22 years. This year however it was about 3 months late in happening. I attribute that fact to Dr. Baker. I began seeing him for the injury in my lower back that I got in my Junior year of High School while I was in the ready position for Volleyball. I just rotated my upper body to the right and that movement right there was what started the whole thing. For 22 years I have battled this injury. Come to find out via X-rays taken at Dr. B's office, my pelvis is tilted and the tendons and muscles have been seriously put out since that one time in High School. But hopefully through prayer, the adjustments at the PreHab office, ice, stretching and rest, my back will heal!!
Since the sewing binge has ended for now, I have decided to go ahead and share what I have completed so far on the tealy/green military dress. I need to take more pictures of what I got accomplished this a.m. before the pain set in, but I can barely walk let alone take a photo...so those will have to appear at a later date.
I went on line and discovered how to make frog knots! I think I made about a bazillion of these and I am so sick of soutache I could puke!! I purchased over 50 yards of the stuff!
The faux vest is on and ALL the knots and soutache added to the bodice...
This part of the shoulder will have to be totally worked on. It is super puckery and ugly. I hope the addition of the collar and sleeves cause it to lay flat.
Overskirt with soutache buttons...
Underskirt with miles and miles of soutache. This part took FOREVER to sew on!
I am particularly fond of the soutache frogs at the point of the overskirt! Don't know why, it just makes me happy!!
I have added the row of large pleats at the bottom of the skirt and finished the back bustling to the overskirt. Just need to take pictures!!