Despite a nasty sinus & allergy day I managed to push through and finish the handwork on the gown. *yay* Well, practically finished… :> I still have to add some trim and inner ties for future polonaise occasions. A few of the hooks & eyes may need to be redone as well - I may have put some too close to edge making a gap. Not good when one has bright green stays underneath! I’ll try the gown on before I rip out any stitches though to be sure. Sewing hooks and eyes is definitely not on my list of favorite things to do.
Oh yes and a pic of all that is left of the striped fabric. The largest piece is laid out flat there, the rest are much smaller. The interesting bit is that most of what you see was trimmed away after the basic pieces were cut. Now that was close!! *grin*
Items still to make for Belmont & RCHS teas:
- cotton petticoat
- linen petticoat
- second cap?
Most are small, easy projects but with a good deal of handwork involved in each. I guess I better get busy, huh? Tomorrow’s project – the shift!