So yes, somehow I convinced myself that I could create a fun 18th century costume in a month to do a costume mob.
And yeah, I probably could have done it...
...except I waited until last week to start working on it!
So really, nothing is done except the stays, but I'll freely admit that I'm quite pleased with them. I apologize for the bad pics - hubby had the camera so the phone had to suffice:
The pattern is from J.P. Ryan (found here:http://www.jpryan.com/details/stays.html) and I strongly recommend it. This was a cinch to put together (no pun intended), but it was certainly time consuming. This one was made from the unaltered pattern and it left no gap in the back. Next time I'll order a size smaller or do some manipulation to give a little more cone-cinch and some gap.
Next up: the J.P. Ryan Pet-en-l'air (found here: http://www.jpryan.com/details/petenlair.htm) made from some lovely blue and white curtains - thrifted, of course!
It feels SO GOOD to be sewing for myself, for fun...
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