finish the tapes on the petticoat
the petticoat (I'm going to do this, I swear!!)
the sleeve ruffles
tapes to skirt seams for polonaise
I can do that
in less than two weeks...right? Right!
Later on April 18 - And we have pictures! Of course, as I was putting the darn thing on the dress form, I discovered that I was a half inch off when I attached one side of the skirt to the bodice. ARGH! So now I have to rip out and re-pleat the front couple of inches so it matches up. Otherwise, it will keep me up at night. *sigh* Well, at least I like the back view.
April 22 - I should have known better than to crow so loud about my gown. Since last we met, I sewed the lining down on the inside of the gown and of course I did it crooked. So now there's an obnoxious little wrinkle that makes the whole thing look stupid. I'm so running out of time and I now have to redo it! Good news is it was only one side. *humph* Of course, all this means that I probably won't get to quilt the petticoat. Ah well, I guess I'll just have to whip out those seed pearls I've been hoarding.
April 24 - Woot! My faith in this project has been restored! Check out how super awesome I look. So of course, here's the requisite back view. So, on my list of stuff left to do: sleeve ruffles, hem, trim, and seed pearls. I'm gonna finish! Oh, and here's one with me and Kate, my partner in crime.
May 2, 2005 - And it's done. I was sewing trim on in the car but I finished and competed and it was awesome! Here's a picture of the finished dress courtesy of Ithilwyn. It's been a fun ride...keep your eye out for a Violet Baudelaire dress, probably a regency, and definitely something for my mom for the renaissance faire in October.
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