It's not going as quickly now that there's not an immediate looming deadline.. but it is going. The bodice it now completely attached to the skirt. The part across the front where there is no bodice is attached to a piece of wool and then attached to the bottom of the white placket.
I'm still toying with the idea of leaving the placket out.. but I'm not ready to do that by this next weekend. I've added a hook-and-eye to the top of the skirt and have trimmed the skirt (had to remove about 6 inches with the move from pipe-organ pleats to cartridge pleats). This opening is now pinned. I've also pinned the upper part of the sleeves into the bodice.
Still to do:
- Sew the skirt closed with a french seam(leave it open for the last 3-4 inches)
- Turn and finish the edges around the skirt closure(the last 3-4 inches).
- Sew on the upper sleeves
- bind the seams of the sleeves on the inside (may happen after Mists Investiture)
- Make the bottom half of the sleeves
- Make a hat
It's looking pretty good that this will all get done by this weekend.