I got started on my revamp of the green ball gown today. Yay a Sunday afternoon of sewing – such fun! I really need to do this more often you know. *wink*
I didn’t realize until it was too late that I didn’t have any of that little gold trim in my stash (I hate how everything closes early on Sunday) so I couldn’t work on the new trimming scheme. *pouts* I pinned the one leftover scrap I have to get an idea of how it would look as a faux zone and I like it. I like it a lot!
I moved the skirt edges back 1.5”, un picking the stitching, folding back the excess fabric and re stitching it for a better line for the zone front. Then I started work on the petticoat. I found this cream matching fabric (I forget what it’s called) in the stash today. It was actually Mom’s but she generously gave it to me (have I mentioned I have the best Mom ever?).
I’m almost finished with the petticoat - just have the hem to sew up and the ruffle to attach. And guess what? I have enough fabric left over for a jacket, so I can make a whole new outfit with it too. I’m trying to decide if I want to try my hand at another style of 1780s/1790s jacket for make the same as the yellow linen, only without the mistakes I made on it. Ummmm….
While I had my stays on and the pins out I had B mark the hem on my red toile English gown too. I really should finish that – it only needs a hem, hooks and sleeves. Not that I need a summer weight cotton dress now or anything… So sad, I started that dress in May!!