The black silk petticoat is finally completely sewn, and is now just awaiting the remaining ribbon embellishment. Such a relief! It has been put aside temporarily so that I can work on other things.
Up next: late Victorian wear for 3, due in 3 weeks. Yes, that is panic you hear. I’m not entirely sure how I let the time slip away. Oh, yeah, in ruffles and other projects! Anyway, it’s personal sewing and keeps taking the back burner to other things, but now it’s crunch time. I have a walking skirt cut out and waiting to be assembled, and a knickerbocker pattern drafted and waiting for a mock-up. I’m hoping to have those, and more, finished by the end of the week.
I am also beginning a class on 18th century stays this Saturday. Only 4 students this time, so no back-to-back teaching for me! I really loved teaching the corset class, and apparently my students loved it, too, since 3 of them returned for this class.
My first article for Your Wardrobe Unlock’d was published this week, on menswear during the period from 1730-60. I was honored to be asked to write it, and am looking forward to writing another article this fall.
And – perhaps most exciting of all – I have proofs for my new website design and am so in love! I can’t wait unti it is up and running and I can share it with everyone. I’m hoping to have it up and new business cards printed before Costume College.
I did take time for an outing to the park last Sunday for a lovely game of croquet with friends. It was a fun break, but now it’s down to business. Here’s one of my favorite photos from the day, of Chris and I being silly in front of the conservatory.