January 20th, 2011

Chemise progress

After three hours of handsewing the lace to the neckline today, it's getting close to being done! I still need to add lace to the sleeve edges, and I need to hem the skirt, but other than that (unless I decide to add a drawstring at the waist) it's done! I also started the petticoat for it today. It's light blue sateen, knife pleated, with a ruffle. I didn't buy enough of the sateen for the ruffle, so I'm heading back to Joanns on Sunday to finish that, and I still need to press the pleats, and then it will be finished. The stays binding is coming along, and tomorrow I will probably wind up starting a chemise to wear underneath everything. Here are the pics!