Friday, November 25, 2011
I used my own method of collar attachments. The Laughing Moon pattern had you hand sewing the upper collar on to tailor's felt. I just faced the upper
Voila, the finished bonnet. It looks cute over the wig. Yes, friends, I bought a wig. You'll see it in the final picture. It is from Vogue Wigs online and is the "Scarlett" model from Lacey in Auburn. It is quite comfortable.
I now have two more days to finish the Frock Coat, with lots of hand sewing left to do. Hopefully, my Beau will not travel to the Dickens Faire with pins still in his outfit!
We had tons of fun trying everything on for friends and family for Thanksgiving. We took tons of pictures and will post them soon. OK, some are already on Facebook. Mysteriously, my Polonaise managed to grow and now needs to be taking in down the center front. This will allow me to fix the mistake I made when I didn't follow instructions. It will also need to be done all by hand. My alternative is to undo a whole lotta facing. Like the frock coat, this is truly a mystery. No other item of clothing I own is looser.
Dickens Faire on Sunday! Two days to fix and finish everything!