Sunday, April 17, 2011

Pink Progress

I've finished the trim on the pink bodice, minus sleeves (still waiting for lining material to get here), and have moved on to the skirt. Proof:

As I told my mom, "my stitching isn't perfectly even, but the good news is that it's on velvet so even if my stitch lines looked like a drunken monkey did them, you wouldn't be able to tell because the nap hides a multitude of sins." Thank. Goodness.

My next 1860s project is NOT going to involve stripes going 'round the skirt. Ugh. That being said, I'm really happy with how this is turning out!


  1. I love the way velvet ribbon looks around the hem of a skirt, but doing it around my black 1860s I think was the most unpleasant thing of my sewing career. Also, I think it took a year of picking it up and putting it down to do :)

  2. Well, I've got until May 27 to do two more stripes after this one, so I'd better get a move on! :)