I finished sewing the basic outfit. Need to hand-sew the hems of both the under- and overgowns. Need to sew the placket into the overdress and sew on the hooks and bars.
Next weekend, I’ll start the sash. I am going to try to embroider the design — very ambitious for me! I’ve been practicing machine embroidery, and I think I can do the main lines of the design on the machine. But the design has lots of small curved tips that I can’t replicate on the machine. I will try to complete those little bits by hand, and hopefully the start and stop points between machine- and hand-sewing won’t show too much. If I entirely fail this, well, I can fake it with fabric paint like others have done (not that paint will be all that easy either, plus it requires another trip to the store).
This costume is really coming in under the wire for me. I am trying to finish enough of it to wear to BayCon on Memorial Day weekend. That’s only one more weekend away! I know I won’t have it fully complete. There’s embroidery on the bodice that I may or may not do. I don’t have buttons for the bodice. The wig I ordered may not arrive in time (because I delayed buying it till after C9), plus I’ll need to style it. I don’t have the circlet at all — and while I would love to splurge on myself and buy the Noble Collection’s reproduction, it doesn’t even ship in time! So all I have in the way of accessories is ear tips (just the cheapo style) and the makeup.