I got the lining cut out before I went to bed last night - so all I have to do is sew the thing up this weekend.
I've decided I really, really want a spencer for the tea on the 14th. I'm insane to do it but I'm going to give it a try. So I spent some time last night looking through my files to get some inspiration. I'm going to use the S&S Spencer pattern, to make my life simpler (is that a word?), so that helped narrowed down my choices.
I love the simplicity of these similar spencers that Jane and Georgiana are wearing so I think I will go with something like that. I also like the way Lizzie's pumpkin spencer fastens, with the buttons and ribbon, so I will play around with that too.
Of course looking at all the spencers in my files makes me realize I really want about 5 spencers - so many fun styles and details to choose from! :>