But overall, the shoot went well. First, my friend Emily came over to help me shoot my "getting ready with me" Youtube video, and gave me a surprise gift of Lynn McMaster's bustle-era hair tool. So naturally, I decided to film my first time playing with the tool as part of the video, and it turned out wonderfully. Here's a link to the video.
Once we filmed all the getting ready/getting dressed parts of the video, we went to a park about 20 mins away that has a couple log cabins at the front entrance, and met up with my friend Rachel, who is a photographer. We took pictures there, and went a little further into the park, but the path was muddy in many places, so we didn't go too far because white silk+mud=sadness. (It emerged almost completely unscathed, though, luckily.)
I've been slowly posting pics on instagram, though I'm trying not to flood it with the velvet dress, so I think they'll be showing up slowly over time. Also, I need to get all the pics back that Rachel took, since I just had Emily taking some with my phone.
Anyway, I also had my last weekend of my show this weekend, so again tried to prep as much hand-sewing as possible. I managed to bind/face the entire Tissot bodice, make fabric-covered buttons, and sew them on. All the skirt pieces have also been flat-lined with organdy, but I have yet to sew them together. I hope to assemble the skirt pieces today (I still have to cut out the pockets), and I would like to start on trimming the bodice. Of course, I also need to do my sleeves at some point!
That said, I'm not sure how much sewing will actually happen today, since a) I have a few errands to run after work, and b) we had a large storm early Sunday morning, and I have to figure out how to dispose of a small tree that fell in my front yard, and a couple large branches that fell in the back. And the grass is starting to look very long, too.