|Me in one of my Renn Faire creations.|
Well, the movie comes out in less than two months and I am not sure if I am going to make it. Why? Because I'm still working on the corded stay. That's right. You can't make the dress without the proper undergarments first. So, I'm stuck on the stay. Actually, I wouldn't say stuck. It's actually moving along quite well. I'm just finishing basting the front and lining together (after mastering a tiny blanket stitch earlier this evening) and will soon be on to the runners. I hope.
I'm also working on the corded petticoat with rows of tiny cording. They look cute, but are killer on my fingers since I'm doing that all by hand. But so cute!
|My dress won't be pink. It will have the sleeves, though.|
Do you know what really inspired this costuming/sewing craze? I'm going to blame Lauren over at American Duchess. She sells some of the best shoes for reenactment. I confess to purchasing both the Kensington and Astoria shoes (with great plans of creating an 18th century wardrobe-I have the fabric, just need the time). I wear my Astorias for everyday use, they are that comfortable.
|"23Skidoos" - ::dies of adorableness overload::|
But, no, I must focus on the 1830s, not the 1930s. Besides, the 1830s craze will be over by the time I get my little hands on the 23Skidoos!