No work on the Pimpernel yesterday. Instead I did this:
I couldn't help myself! Once all the fabrics were cut and in a neat pile they just cried out to be sewn together! So the bodice is pretty much done, just a bit of handwork to finish up on the inside and the sleeves. The velvet over bodice came out a little smaller than I intended, not sure what happened there, but I’m going to put the sleeves in before I try it on to see if I like it or not. I have plenty of fabric to re-cut that piece. It would be a pain to redo it but if it's not flattering what is the point of wearing it, right?
I love the silver metallic silk tissue - it's so rich! I had bought some cheap silver lame to line it with but in the end I lined it with black cotton. The black made it look richer. You know, I think I'm going to have to come up with another project so I can work with the metallic silk tissue again, it really is cool stuff. :>