Swishy swishy fabric. Helpful helpful cat. He did this for 20 minutes. It was an exciting time for my furry little friend. Labor day weekend projects for the win.
I made my giornea according to Cathelina di Alessandri’s instructions from 2014. It took like two weeks of staring at it before I finally did the thing, because my fabric is pretty and swishy and probably not period but whatever, it makes pretty noises and changes color.
I think the part I found the most difficult, aside from dealing with my tiny furry helper, was deciding the v-neck size in the front and the back and then matching them up when I made one side have a larger seam allowance than the other. These things happen.
I do need to take the shoulders in slightly, because they keep falling off. I seem to have problems with shoulders in general. I tend to make them too wide, and maybe this is a normal human sewing thing. We all secretly long for the 1980s and huge shoulder pads.
But in the end I took some very dramatic photos in my bathroom to the dulcet tones of Rihanna and Nikki Minaj.