So, the farthingale for the Double Gown project is “done”, but it’s a hot mess. I think it’ll work, and I don’t plan on redoing it. I may have to tuck it up about one half inch, but I will probably just sew a guard on the bottom of the under-dress since it needs one anyway. Once the farthingale was done, I decided to put the project on hold. I’m much too interested in starting the gown for opening day and I still haven’t found black fabric for the doublet gown yet. Plus, I had to clear the sewing area to work on my wedding veil, which forced me to put away the open projects I had. Getting organized also made it possible for me to do a sort of inventory on my fabric boxes.
For my opening day gown, I’ll be starting from scratch: new corset (untabbed), resizing the smock disaster, new underskirt (so that I can make a detachable forepart), the gown, and a beaded partlet (I can dream, right?) with matching coif. I started the corset mock-up today, and I hope to stop by Joann’s for some supplies tomorrow. May the sewing gods smile upon me….
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