- First, I trimmed my bonnet. I made it TWO YEARS ago, so it's about time!
|And weren't those flowers just so much fun to sew on.|
|No. No, they were not.|
- Also have been making good progress on one of the two bonnets I'm making for friends - which I won't be posting here til they're finished! The outside is covered and trimmed, though, so that's good.
- Finally made myself a chemise that I can wear with my ballgown. Last time I wore it, I wore my 19-teens combinations, which is Just So Wrong!
- Made something I've needed for as long as I've been meaning to trim that bonnet - a little pad to wear under my hoop to stop it swinging forward under the weight of the skirts! Another "made it up as I went along" thing; it's actually Version 2, because Version 1 was too small. Just made of cotton from the scrap bin and poly fiberfill (oh, the horror!).
It's made of white silk dupioni and backed with cotton duck - neither of which are really correct, but I've had duck in the stash for ages, and I got the not-too-slubby dupioni for $8/yd. And it's boned with my perennial favorite boning, zip ties. The stitching's messy, but my sewing machine and I were having a disagreement on whether it should work or not!