We mostly rewore dresses, as it was meant to be a low-stress event (although Jenny La Fleur made a beautifully embellished dress that had lace appliqued down the front and put us all to shame!), and Alice forgot she had a perfectly serviceable new dress from early summer that hadn't been worn and started making a new sari dress anyway! And it came out very lovely too!
I decided I wanted the undersleeves I always intended to make for the Lizzie Bennet dress, as we were forecast some fall temperatures this weekend, and I thought I might like long sleeves. It took a day of digging through most of my bins and craft supply drawers, but I finally located the bit of printed voile I'd been saving since making the dress in 2013! (And I've moved since then, so I'm pretty impressed I still had it. There was a lot of doubting and pondering, "but did I throw it out??") More reinforcement to never throw any bits of fabric away ever, right?
The sleeves are about as basic as you can get: just a straight sleeve with a curve in at the wrist and flare over the hand, same shape as the ones in Patterns of Fashion, although mine aren't cut on the bias like the originals. I didn't have enough of the print to do it without piecing, and that seemed annoying.
|Where's that camera?|
|And catching Pokemon (which wasn't me, because I don't have a smartphone and I don't care. But apparently it's very fun!)|
|I did say "lounging", and "lounging" I meant. Early 19thc is very easy to be outdoorsy in!|
|On our way to pay a call at Netherfield, dontcha know...|