Sleep: 5 hours
Meals skipped: none, yay! (I thing it was related to my happiness level, see below)
Happiness level: ........ I tend to eat more when my happiness level sinks...
Did you know that it takes freaking 17 hours to complete sleeves for this jacket!!!!! Now I know what Susan meant when she said we would freak out if we saw the instructions before the end of the class.
9:00 a.m. I am in the classroom, cleaning up and fell stitching the seams on the sleeves. This is a three-piece sleeve. One seam runs as an extension of the shoulder seam, and two other under the armpit, so the vent has a very pleasing placement.
11:00 a.m. fell-stitching...
12:45 p.m. Still fell stitching....
Susan's tip: use pins as a stitch: insert a pin at the very edge of a fabric fold for very accurate marking
My sleeves are quilted as well, and we are waiting for instructions on the sleeve vent.
01:45 p.m. Susan shows me how to handle the vent and sends me back to my table to finish up the other.
06:00 p.m. Still working with the sleeves. Susan tells me to finish all the remaining work to prepare the sleeves for fitting.
11:00 p.m. I am done with my homework, but decide to stay in the room and keep company to my fellow couturiers and work on other things.
01:00 a.m. I am exhausted - time for bed. It seems there is no end to these sleeves. I am so looking forward to the next step. Today, I worked 12 hours on sleeves only....
(to be continued)