The good news is, rush time at work has ended (for now anyway), and I am taking some days off.
The bad news is, I seem to have caught whatever flavor of cold it is that's been going around, and I feel sick as a dog. Luckily, no cough yet, but I feel like crap.
Way to spend my vacation time. *Sigh*
In other news, I have finished the partlet for my 12th Night gown. I am currently attaching the ruff and playing on how I am going to pin the whole rig to my underpinnings in order to achieve the desired effect.
Melanie Schuessler (Mistress Melicent St. Claire in the SCA) tells me that she achieved it by attaching the ruff to a chemise and just opening it. I am trying to do the same thing with a partlet, but I am not sure it's behaving the way I want. Here is what she did. My design is not identical to hers, but the neck ruff is. Perhaps I need to pin it to a shift too and see if it behaves better. Then again, I have just been laying the partlet and pinned ruff over my shoulders, and playing with it, which is not the same as pinning it to the corset and achieve the desired tension.
More to come.
At any rate, I am very relieved to have some time off and get rid of this cold, do some sewing, organize some things at home, and perhaps even finish my gown.
That, my friends, remains to be seeen.
And now, back to bed and a cup of tea.
EDIT: I have corrected the link to Mistress Melissent's gown.
LATER EDIT: Well, tickle me pink and paint me yellow. Bloody thing seems to work . . .