My faire dress is now a dress! In other words, my bodice and skirt are attached. I started yesterday, getting the pleating and pining done. I finished up today with the sewing together part. I sewed down all the pleats, with doubled thread so it’s very sturdy. I wish that either cartridge pleating weren’t so pretty or that is wasen't so monotonous! :>
I also did the math and marked the spiral laced eyelets. I got all the holes started with my sharp awl but then decided to call it a night. So, I have all the hard work on the eyelets to go before I get to try my pretty dress on. *pouts*
Pics are of the skirt pinned, then attached. The third pic is of my moment of weakness yesterday. I made the mistake of going to Jo-Anns because I was bored and had a 50% off coupon. Always dangerous that. I saw the blue brocade and just had to get some, so I splurged on 5/8 yd. Pretty isn’t it? I wish I had the money to get enough for a whole gown but that is not in the cards right now. *pouts more* I even love the reverse side too.
I bought it thinking I would use it when I re-do my feather fan for the Faire but now I’m not so sure. I think it looks too dressy for the Faire Garb outfit. Maybe a little purse to wear with the Rohan gown would be better. I could always just save it for my next Ren costume. Ummm…