When I get started on a sewing project I tend to get a little obsessed. To the point where I spend my every waking non-work moment in my sewing room, regularly staying up waaaaaaayyy too late past my bedtime, allowing my intermittent sinus problems to become more present. And the chores to build up in the house. And the dog gets pouty and needy from lack of attention. Come to think of it, Ryan does too…
However, this does produce results my husband (who knows next to nothing about costumes and sewing) constantly ooohs and aaaahs at. Not that I’m complaining on the compliments that I ever so gently fish for.
Also, I may have overcommitted myself in projects lately… but first things first. Since I have Kate’s dress, Ryan’s outfit, and a little more to accomplish before April 22nd this year I indulged my obsessive side and GOT MY GREEN/BLACK OUTFIT (almost) FINISHED! A couple of weekends actually spent at home helped.
I’ve been updating a Facebook photo album, since that is easier to upload from my phone/ipad, but I thought the project deserved a more thorough explanation here. We left off with the creation of the hat, which provided encouragement and motivation sitting on the dress dummy.
The hat itself is actually a little floppy, and I secretly hoped Kate had used a hot glue gun to assemble hers. I know she owns one... But no. Sigh. She sewed everything in place, so I would too. Also, she somehow got an ostrich feather that was much bendier than mine, so these hats are not completely identical.
And here it is completed! I nice evening's work. The side of the brim is held up in place with a thread going from a button on one side, to a button on the other. That way I didn't have to try to tie a huge knot somewhere in the mesh of the fabric.
Progress on the short chemise in the next post...
Twins each with half a brain in reality; the other half displayed here!