Kendra came over yesterday, & we sewed, sewed, sewed. We worked on skirts for our gowns & got to the point where we could sit on the couch, watching “Elizabeth R,” hand-sewing vast piles of black silk whilst drinking cocktails. Good times!
Well, I cartridge-pleated the skirt & attached it to the bodice, so the gown is essentially done. It just needs to be hemmed. Oh, & I could add some pearls along the center-front, but that’s gravy.
Now I need to make a corded petticoat to wear underneath & then the black & white silk petticoat that shows under the split skirt of the gown. And I need to make a braided hairpiece. And I have to finish up Sarah’s banner. All in three days before I go back to work after the end of this holiday break. Eeek!