My body has been tested last week, both mentally and physically. But I discovered my sewing level and how much I REALLY love sewing. I noticed that when I am locked in a room and instructed to sew, I can produce some kick ass work!
Tuesday May 4 2010- Exam Day
I woke up on Tuesday morning at 6:00 am feeling motivated-a little tired but that was over powered by my motivation, inspired and glowing- although the sun wasn't shining yet. Although I didn't have any appetite to eat breakfast, I HAD to eat something because I certainly would pass out in the exam, which would probably freak out the exam invigilator and my classmates. So I had something that wouldn't make me feel sick after light and filling. Since I found out I am Anaemic I have been doing everything to make sure I take care of my health and control my diet.
I also packed some fruit to eat at break. YAY, Health Freak!
*8:00 am- Met my best-friend at the bus station, she is also taking the Art exam. We walked to school together and waited for the exam to begin.
*8:45 am- Everyone turned up early for the exam so we started early which was great because that meant we would finish earlier.
The first two hours of the exam I spent preparing the print for the fabric and cutting out the fabric pieces. I was surprised at how fast I was working, but I was happy because that meant I would finish the dress before the 15 hours is up and then I could spend some time on my sketchbook.
By the end of the day, I had cut out all the pieces and started constructing the corset. It would be completed in the first hour of the second day.
Wednesday May 5 2010
Woke up feeling the effects of working hard for 5 hours. My body was crying out my an extra hour or two in bed. But I was still pretty pumped up from the great day I had on Tuesday to care. So I got up again, ate breakfast- compulsory lol and headed out to the bus station to meet my best friend again.
Pinned and tacked the zip into the corset but realised I bought the wrong zip. I needed a coat zip instead of invisible zip. I told my best friend the problem at lunch and she offered to ask her dad if he had any spare coat zip.
Started ironing the transfer paint print to the Organza which also looked brilliant. Pinned it to the front of the dress and immediately fell in love with how beautiful the Organza print looked when it was gathered.
After school I also went to the local market to see if they had the zip I needed. But it's Wednesday so every market is closed on this day I guess. So I had to rely on my best friend.
Thursday May 6 2010
FINAL DAY OF THE EXAM
So I have to put in the zip for the corset which was done in the first hour YAY.
Finish ironing the Organza print for the back and waistline of the dress. However I burnt the Organza three times, so this really annoyed me and wasted some time. It was a little burn but there was no way I was going to use it. I was being too much of a perfectionist!
After lunch I had to finish draping the Organza on the back of the dress and hem the skirt. Then do some finishing touches to my sketchbook. I was feeling confident about it, but the hour went so quickly I just finished hemming the skirt in a nick of time. I didn't get to do my sketchbook which annoyed me. I had a headache worrying about it but I do hope I get a good mark.
Overall I think this was my successful project and I am optimistic! I also felt a little sad because the end of the exam also meant the end of Art lessons at Lordswood this year.