Madly pushing along on the To-Do List of D00m. Did lots of bits on various things this weekend, but only finished a couple. Started and completed a new chemise, a quilted supporting petticoat (that’s a real hack job, gah, but functional), and the bat pocket.
Finished the inside of the polonaise and made the black petticoat for it, marked and pinned the hem, but I haven’t sewn it yet. I may sew the hem in the machine because it will be covered by a ruffle. But if I do that, I’m committed to putting on a ruffle.
I *want* a ruffle, but what if I don’t have enough fabric, or more likely, enough time? I can’t leave a machine-sewn hem showing — that’s one of the few standards I have! But I also don’t want to lose 4 hours to hand-sewing the hem … of course, there’s always the middle way of using stitch-witchery. Gawd, I love that stuff. We’ll see.