Already, yes... *sigh*
Well actually it's not my fault, because I am
in a very creative costumer mood. Yesterday, I had an idea for my straw hat (the hat that complete the robe-chemise) and I run to my favorite ribbons seller 30 minutes before it closed. I crossed the half of Paris for ribbons in emergency. Kick me...
Anyway, half the hat is done, I will finish it either tonight, either tomorrow, because tonight I will try to do two toiles. (For pictures, I will wait for my parents' visit, in a month or so, to have numeric shots)
This morning, I was off to buy the fabric I was missing for the 1820s dress (half of it is buy), when I discover that one of the shop I always forget to check was actually selling silk taffetas for 4,95 €/m ! How could I resist ?! I buy 5 meters of deep blue. Perfect to reproduce this robe à l'anglaise
(I have the soul of a plagiarist) : I will use white as a contrasting color for the wrist ribbons, for the facing inside the robe skirt (front and hem) and for the trim on the compères. Except that I wont use lace, but bound it with white bias.
My problem is that I want to make a matching skirt, and I will certainly not have enough fabric. So I want to cut my fabric rather quickly to know what's missing and buy just what I need (I've already spend the 3/4 of what I wanted to allow to fabrics this month : I think that the search for amidala's fabric will be postponed to October). To help it, I will only make a fake skirt, and used actually a forepart. It is period for the anglaise
:) (see Modes en miroirs exhibition : I don't know if the forepart I'm speaking about is in the book).
Side effect : the linen I buy to use as a lining for the 1820s dress is recycled to be the lining of the compères dress.
So, tonight I finalise my toile for the 1820s dress, made a first toile for the compère dress -- without stays, I will redo a more precise one with them when they'll be finished -- (I'm using the robe à l'anglaise pattern in the Kyoyo Institute 1715-1815 book : it's quite simple, even poor, but it's a Janet Arnold's, what can I say ...), and try to make some boning channels on the stays (quick quick !!)