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Mar. 3rd, 2006

A quick entry as I am up to my ears in work today.

First of all, thanks to all of you guys for your notes of encouragement that you left in my comments section yesterday. It meant a lot to me.

Secondly, I have some good news and bad news.

First the bad news: After all the work I did yesterday on the gown, and after costuming meltdown yesterday evening, I decided to follow my own advice and not sacrifice quality for a rush job. Therefore, I am not finishing this puppy in time for KASF.

The good news is: I decided to follow Marcellus' advice and the chemise and doublet will be making an appearance at KASF as a work in progress in the A&S display.

BTW, domynik, the ugly yellow wool is not ugly because it is yellow. It is ugly because it is an incredibly fugly shade of puke green-yellow. Ick.

In the meantime, I have accomplished several things, among them I now have oodles and oodles of velvet guards cut on the bias and ready to roll. I have also learned that squeezing 7 yards of silk lined with linen onto a 32 inch waistband will not give me the effect or an Italian or French skirt that I am looking for. In other words, modifying Alcega for these purposes is not a good idea. Original Alcega = good. Beefed up Alcega = bad.

On the other hand, once I pick apart the skirt and re-engineer it, I will have a nice chunk of silk left. I will also have time to make the matching hat and pouch for my gown, and maybe even a new embroidered muff.

After all, I am in no hurry now.


( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 3rd, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC)
And think of the great documentation you'll have for the beefed-up Alcega cautionary tale. *grin*

Mayhap the gown will debut at Coronation?
Mar. 3rd, 2006 06:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I think that documenting this puppy is going to be quite entertaining :-)

I gave thought to Coronation, but I shudder at the thought of wearing this gown at an outdoor event. I think that it will make its debut next 12th Night -- unless there is another spiffy indoor event in the middle. By then, I will have not only the gown ready but every single accoutrement too :-D
Mar. 3rd, 2006 05:35 pm (UTC)
There, there, Bel - don't burn yourself out over the gown. This one is definitely worth the time it will take to finish it. Rushing won't produce the quality you want. Glad you decided to take a deep breath, relax, and not go completely ape. If you do, I'll have to play Boby Macfarin's, "Don't Worry, Be Happy" for you :-). - Greta
Mar. 3rd, 2006 05:41 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry that you wn't have it done but just think how much nicer it will be not to have to stress. :)
Mar. 3rd, 2006 05:53 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear that you've reconsidered.. :) Stress is only good to, then ooh, soo easy to mess up one little thing.. :)

See you tomorrow!
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