(from KCI)Ok I have been UBER busy over the last few months. My goal the next few months is mucho more costuming. See the fabulous dress above. I want. I want, I want, I want. I will try to make. I have a billion other dresses on my agenda but I think I have to make this first. I have some plain light blue taffeta that I plan to use. I am also still working on doing as much by hand as possible. I almost tossed my machine all together the other day but stopped myself. I need it for other household projects and "just in case." I did inherit a treadle machine that could quickly be in working condition and I would love to use that instead. I will post more on that later.
I also have been working on my white corded riding habit which is very close to being done. Though it, again, is on hold as it won't be used probably for a long time due to the weather quickly warming to high 80s the last few days :( ...I lengthened the sleeves and changed the fur collar, cuffs and pockets. Instead of fur they will be green velvet and there will be green velvet self covered buttons for front closure. Have you seen the BBC Tom Jones? Sofia wears a VERY similar riding habit when Tom breaks his arm.... btw I am also making this same habit in a full green velvet jacket with a green wool skirt. The green velvet jacket has been cut but again... it is shelfed :(
Remember the Pink Picnic Caraco? That's back also.... The pink is changing to a purple/pink taffeta and I remade the skirt to match the top. Hoping I have enough of the taffeta for a skirt trim.
Then there is some new silk that I picked up....an english gown? circa 1780s? I think so :)
The embroidered fabric will be the gown...solid cream silk petticoat...burgandy silk sash with rhinestone buckle? Yes. I do think so :)
I also had a few people from my 18th century group over for tea last Saturday morning. We discussed future events and fun stuff that we will be doing...Which means fun photo ops for you :)
I leave you with my dress from All-Con I wore for a few hrs on Sunday...the theme was steampunk and you might recognize the dress...it used to be more of a hoop skirt when I started it...it turned into a bustle :)