Oh man. December is always super busy for me but I have surprisingly been keeping on top of things regarding C.C. Maybe not as much as I should have but… there is only so much I can take before I go crazy.
I am pretty much done with machine work at this point. The only things left to sew by machine are ribbons for the front of the corset and the armbands. I also need to fix one side of the waist on the main dress because it’s like half an inch too long. Then… it’s hand stitching galore!
Finished sewing the binding on the corset and inserted the bands for the puff sleeve. Just need to adjust the creases of the ribbons in the front and figure out how I’m going to close it in the back.
I scrapped putting in a full lining in the skirt, having it be redundant with a trained petticoat. My attempt to make a ruffled petticoat as per Joshua Hart’s instructions [see his extremely helpful tutorial on his Facebook!] were an epic failure but it wasn’t for naught. Instead of making a removable baleyeuse, I stitched ruffles to the underside of my trained petticoat and put in the failed ruffled petticoat as part of the baleyeuse. It have me a good amount of puff in an otherwise late train. I could put in another layer of tulle/ruffles to help even out the flow a little better but I decided to first fix my cheap-ass crinoline.
Ugh. I should have been done with this dress by now and started work on Lelouch but honestly, it’s so close to being done, I just can’t stop now….