I think I’m just gonna buy a shirt, because, bleh, who wants to make a frickin’ shirt? Not me, that’s who. I like this one on Etsy, and inquired if she could add sleeve ruffles and deliver by July 1.
Considering this neck stock too, but waffling because, well, it costs as much as the shirt (though half is the buckle, to be fair). I sure as hell don’t want to make all those teeny-weeny little stitches (not that I expect this repro to be as insanely eye-bending as this original, of course). But still, shit I don’t wanna sew. Know your limits, go with your strengths.
Also, work within your deadlines! I’ve got about a month to make everything. Wig and extra hair is on order (kept delaying that until after I paid some big bills). Waistcoat is at least embroidered and will take maybe an hour or two to sew up (famous last words!). Then I have to draft the coat and breeches, for which I will need help (bats eyes at Francis…). I have patterns and books, but y’know, I need 3D help.
Then I have to cover some shoes (not going with the Georgianas after all), style the wig, test-drive the makeup and probably cut some new patches. *If* there’s time in the end, I’ll make a teeny tricorn to perch atop the wig, but that might wait until CoCo. I mean, really, the wig will be huge enough, if all goes according to plan.