Brown&Gold Saxony Gown

Post ID: 104

Woot! Lower sleeves went together very quickly. These have straight “hedgehogs”** unlike the upper sleeves where the top “hedgehogs” followed the curve of the armcye. All said I think it took 2-3 hours to do both sleeves and to re-do the gold part that goes […]

Post ID: 103

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 […]

Post ID: 99

On Sunday Ysabella had Mari come and teach a class on German’s. Nice class. Lots of pictures. Mostly confimations of things I’d come to understand. The class gave me time to finish with attaching the gold trim. It’s all nice and flat. On Monday night […]

Post ID: 97

Last night I trimmed about 1.5″-1.75″ off the bottom of the bodice all around and then finished that edge. Since I’m going to be attaching cartridge pleats I needed a finished edge. The plan for tonight is to re-attach the gold trim along the front […]

Post ID: 96

I started the weekend with a finished dress and finished the weekend with a couple of bags of pieces of dress. It’s like a deconstructed german dress 🙂 I tried the dress on and both Edith and Sefa agreed that the bodice needed to be […]

Post ID: 85

Well it happened. Purgatorio occured. I got lots of compliments. I took a camera but of course completely forgot to take any pictures. I’m hoping other people took pictures and post them in the next few days. The dress was wearable.. and even relatively comfortable. […]

Post ID: 84

2 days until Purg Yesterday my company took all of us to a baseball game. I brought my caul and started sewing pearls onto it. It turns out that you can make good progress on sewing down pearls to a caul at a baseball game.. […]

Post ID: 82

3 days until Purg Here’s where I am now. Skirt is attached but not yet hemmed. I think it’s a little bit too long. Also, I do -not- like the way the pleats are sitting. After Purg I might pull the skirt off and re-do […]

Post ID: 80

5 days until Purg Turns out the skirt is 46″ by 250″. That’s about 7 yards of skirt. Sheesh. I just barely had enough wool (good thing I bought 10 yards). Saturday was spent sewing on the guards. There are three of them. I ran […]

Post ID: 79

Last night was sewing night. Edith dropped by late (10:30-ish). She (again) matched up the straps and pinned them (this time we used safety pins so they won’t fall out). I marked the length of the brustfleck (7″ tall x width of the white insert) […]