Thursday, May 27, 2010
I'm sure all seamstresses would agree that sewing can be a very time-consuming occupation. With this in mind, I decided that it was high time that I found an assistant who would help me take on the work load.
Thus, it is my very great pleasure to introduce Yvonne!
Here she is modeling a new summer apron for the shop.
Ever since her arrival yesterday, we've been getting along splendidly (despite a little "figure envy" on my part -- oh, to have such a waist! *wink*). And since I wanted new pictures of most of the aprons in my shop, she underwent a grueling modeling shoot without a single complaint. Such dedication!
It's not often that you get to pick your assistant's name -- in this case I chose my mother's middle name (we are still convinced that my grandmother must have read a French novel around the time of her birth), which is appropriate since Yvonne is a French dress form!
I debated over purchasing an adjustable dress form, but eventually decided that the cost was too high, and that a French dress form would be better for Etsy. Plus, our measurements are similar enough that she'll still be quite useful for my personal sewing -- and I can always make a custom form cover for myself if needed.
There's a new reversible summer apron in the shop, as well -- also modeled by the indefatigable Yvonne!
So here's a hearty welcome to Yvonne! And here's hoping that I don't experience heart failure every time I walk into the room and mistake her for an intruder...