March 5th, 2020

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The bodice is complete! I sewed on the two hooks and bars and the last button yesterday, fixed the trim on the sleeve, and tacked down the ends of the trim around the neckline. 

I also finished the hem on the skirt, and put the hooks and bars on the skirt waistband. I haven't actually tried on the overskirt yet, so I'm holding off on hooks and bars on that for the moment. But other than those closures, the whole outfit is currently wearable. 

Which means it's time to start pleating. I hope to get a fair amount of it done today, though I have to cut out, sew together, and hem the strips first, and I'm not sure how long that will take. I think I'm going to do a test of the pleats with my ruffler foot, and then decide if that's the route I want to go or not. 

Ideally, (though improbably), when I write on here next (probably Monday), I will be done with this dress. But again, I'm probably being overly ambitious with that idea. Especially since I would also like to make the Fairy Godmother hood this weekend, and I want to film a youtube video where I make a reticule for my mom. And we're doing a small Regency Tea/Emma movie on Saturday. So yeah, unlikely, but we shall see. 

If I do manage to finish all that, I may actually start on my Daniel Deronda riding habit. There's basically no way I can finish that in two weeks, especially since I start rehearsals after next week, but it would be nice to get a little progress.