January 8th, 2011

Sleeves and other happiness

No pictures at the moment, but today has been a pretty good day! Three packages arrived - the 8 yds of cotton  lawn for my chemise a la reine, the fabulous fit system for my dress form (though I have yet to put it on, hence the no new pictures), and my package from Pillaged Village! Which means I finally have my trim and buttons for my blue chemise and bodice.

So today, I did the sleeves for the over-chemise (check! - over chemise is done), and started the sleeves for the blue chemise. I still have to add button loops, buttons, and trim to them, and sew the sleeves on, but then they will be finished. And as soon as I put the trim on the blue chemise and hem it, that layer will be done as well. The bodice has all the trim pinned on (which i may or may not get to tonight, though it's already 3am), and the hem is pinned. Then I just have to put the caps on the shoulders, and hem up the bottom and armseyes. The eyelets will be the final step, and then the bodice will be done, too. I'll probably have the whole project done within the next 4 days, though I'm working tomorrow, and I think I might go to Universal on Sunday.

And on a completely unrelated note, it has come to my attention that I really must read Jane Austen. I've only read Pride and Prejudice, but I watched the Jane Austen Book Club the other day, and am currently watching Mansfield Park, and I now feel I should read the book. So I think as soon as I'm done with The White Queen (by Philippa Gregory, my current read), Mansfield Park will follow.