Ok! Sorry I vanished! I'm moving on Saturday so I'm predictably swamped! I should get back into the swing of posting regularly in a few weeks once I get settled.
- I finished my cloak. It's long and warm and surprisingly pretty. I ended up lining the hood with a teeny piece of silk twill from Fashion Fabrics Club that I had bought just to see what it was like. It made an excellent hood lining. I will eventually post pictures of this, but it will probably be a while.
-Petticoats. I am FURIOUS with Fashion Fabrics Club right now, since I ordered my wool from them on August 31 and still haven't gotten it. The crappy little "tracking tool" that they have has had my package in Maryland for the last 2 weeks with no movement, and my e-mails to customer service haven't been responded to. If it doesn't come by Friday, then I'm screwed, because I could never re-order something in time for Saratoga. (quincy134
, I think it's time for me to visit that fabric store you told me about in Dorchester. What was it called again?). Let's pretend I'm not freaking out about this, ok?
- Nightcap- On the shelf. I just don't have time to worry about something so little. If I start to freeze to death, I'll just tie a piece of wool around my head. Or sleep in my cloak.
- Bonnet - I need millinery wire, desperately, because my buckram just isn't strong enough on it's own, but I haven't even had the time to think about getting any. I doubt this will be finished for Saratoga, which sucks, because I was really excited about having one.
Also, I'm in need of a long sleeve pattern for a 1770-1785 dress. None of my books have one, and I don't have the skills to draft one of my own. Can the LJ oracle help me out? Anyone have one they'd be willing to scan for me?
I'll be back next week! Posting from Massachusetts.
(holy crap. I can't believe I'm actually doing it!)