So I've come to a momentous decision... I've decided to pause work on the Peacock Dress.
Despite the fact that I could get it done in time for CosCol, I've decided I really don't want to. I don't want to rush through the process, I want to enjoy it! It's like the difference between gobbling up a favorite dessert and stopping to savor every bite. I'm just not in the mood to gobble this project - I'm having too much fun with it. So I can wait to wear it.
I might try and finish it for the ballroom studio's Halloween party (it would be super fun in all the low lighting - of course no swing dancing in the hobble skirt but I could probably foxtrot just fine in it!). Otherwise the deadline will be CosCon 2012. And of course there is my Titanic dinner in 2012. Hee.
So what am I going to wear to the Gala? I'm going to bling out the red silk robe à l'Anglaise and wear that!
This is not the easy way to go by any means - I have tons of work to do on it. It will almost be like a new frock when I'm done! I have to re-fit the bodice (way too big now!), redo all the bodice trimming, finish putting sequins on the skirt (I'm about ½ way done) and add the crazy trim I had planned for the skirt. I think I'm also going to need to fray-check all the red self trim as the fabric is still fraying like heck (much more loosely woven than I thought!). Luckily I have all the skirt trimming prepped and ready to be attached. It's been sitting in a bin since Jan, it will be good to get that out from under my bed. :P
While I'm a bit bummed not to be weighted done with beads in August, I'm excited about wearing the red silk. It's just the sort of thing I'm in the mood to wear to the Gala this year - fun and oh so sparkly. I just can't decide if I want my hair in a hedgehog or a pouf. A pouf is probably more period correct for this style but I like my hair in a hedge hog better. Ponders...