Wow, thank you all for your kind comments to my last post. *blushes* You are so sweet and your words mean a lot, they really do! :>
Today was spent in handwork, endless handwork. I’ve attached the skirts, finished the back neckline and finished stitching the back pleats. I’m using the technique described in Costume Close-up and illustrated in Fashion in Detail of stitching the down on the underside of the skirt pleats. I still have one half of the skirts to do, although I have to say I don’t see that the running stitch on the underside does much. Perhaps it’s more helpful with a thicker fabric or shallower pleats, like the yellow dress in Fashion in Detail. Oh well, can't hurt right? :>
Tomorrow I’ll be taking a break from sewing to see to other projects (web sites, audio files for church, quilt signatures due on Tuesday etc). I hate to stop so near the finish line but to be honest I’m ready for a break. Another day of pure handwork would not be good for mental health. It’s so not my thing, although I love the results. *smile*
...20 days and counting to the Belmont tea...