Finished hand-sewing gold lace on edge of hemmed fabric strip for 1580s/1590s head-on-a-plate ruff. Now, I guess I start cartridge-pleating the ruff and/or make the neckband — that is to say, assemble the ruff?
Later that day…
Fingertips iz sore. Finished cartridge-pleating a smidge less than 4 yards into a 16″ neckband. Didn’t attach it to the neckband because I needed a break (and may have to redo the neckband as it doesn’t look like the right size).
Holding the thing up to my neck, it look like a clown ruffle. A gold-edged clown ruffle, but still.
I found some vintage curling irons with wood handles on eBay for $4 (shipping included). Between that and loads of starch and steam, I hope the ruff will look less clown, more 1590s.