This week has been a mix-up of different pieces of the Gold Gown. I attached the piping to the bodice and completed the panes for the cap sleeves – that was fun…really it was. Since I’m trying to be a good neighbor, I decided to do hand sewing at night, and the partlet silk–wiggly as it is–needs to be hand sewn. It’s coming along–a ton of pinning and re-pinning.
Unfortunately, I had a huge dilemma on the paned cap sleeves…I didn’t like them. I got up to the stuffing part and realized that the puff underneath was hideous. I didn’t think it was puffy enough, so I stuffed it some more. That made the fabric flat, which defeats the purpose of the puff. I pinned up a version of the paned cap sleeves without the puff, so that the smock sleeve or the narrow sleeve would show through. I like the style, but they slide down my arm and lay flat. I gave up and asked Husband for his opinion–he likes the puff, so the puff it is. I hope to be able to attach the bodice to the skirt at some point this weekend, but we’ll see.