In the interest of actually getting some sewing and personal projects done before Christmas (or I should say before Bridget comes home which is when the holiday begins around here), I've put myself on a TV/movie fast until the 13th. I started on Sunday and it's been harder than I thought! No Top Chef, no Survivor, no LOTR (which I'm suddenly in the mood to watch) – horrors!! It’s proved a good move though as not only have I been getting all kinds of tasks done for the above mentioned projects but I'm suddenly aware of just how much TV I watch these days. Which is more than I thought I did. Um opps!
So after being neglected for nearly a week I finally got back to my red silk anglaise tonight. I decided in the end not to add more fabric to the skirt. I tried it on and decided that really it was full enough. Anymore and I'm afraid I will lose those pretty puffs when I polonaise it. Besides I really want some self-fabric trim and with more fabric used in the skirt that may not have been a possibility. Not cool!
So I figured out how to get the skirt I have to fit, pinned the pleats and just finished pinning the skirt to the bodice - success! I'm taking a break but I think I will go ahead and stitch the skirt on tonight before bed. It's a headachy night so I don't feel like doing anything else anyway.