Although my mind is currently (as always) BUZZING with project ideas, and I’d much rather be sewing than doing anything else… I am forcing myself to stay on track with the idea of leisurely sewing. I have no looming deadlines, other than things I WANT to make, so I am determined to sew for fun and not to get stressed out. I’ll wear the new red & white polonaise to the Costume College gala, and I have options to wear for all the various events coming up. So things will get done when they get done.
To that end, I’ve been noodling on the Brunswick. Mostly, it’s been doing the real sewing where I previousy basted. I did finally pleat the skirt, and last night I cut out and started sewing the lower sleeves. But it’s all very noodly around here! I need to decide on cuffs vs. elbow ruffles, and trimming patterns, but before I commit to that I can finish the lower sleeves, make the hood, do buttons & buttonholes, and make the petticoat. I do need to bribe someone to set my second sleeve, and to help me mark the jacket hem, as I’m not convinced it’s even (and I think the back dips down too much – it’s these hips o’ doom!).