Which required getting up much earlier than I like. Be impressed with my dedication to this blog. :P
Construction details: Jumper and spencer made of dark navy wool, with bodice and spencer lined in linen. Shirt underneath of white linen. Long seams of jumper and shirt machine-sewn, then finished by hand, while spencer is sewn entirely by hand. Bonnet is a Timely Tresses pre-made frame, covered by me in cream figured silk taffeta, and trimmed with orange silk taffeta and pheasant feathers.
I made the shirt and the jumper, and made a rather pathetic start on the bonnet (just the top of the crown covered!) last fall, and made the rest of it this fall - so I could finally get it out of the UFO bin!
Oh, and the outfit itself is based on one in the V&A's collection. I didn't just dream up a crazy pompom dress on my own! The original has a line of pompoms on the skirt as well, but I want to be able to wear my jumper with other spencers, and thought a random line of pompoms on the skirt would look weird and out of place with, say, a plain plaid spencer...so I left them off.