I've done so much hand-sewing today that my wrist hurts and I have to stop! I don't wanna stop!!
This morning, being clear, bright, and only minorly breezy, I undertook The Spray Painting of The Lace. In a discreet corner of my apartment complex, on a half-green slice of grass, I let 'er rip, spraying down the 10 yards of lace, both sides, as best I could before running out of paint. I will admit that the coverage isn't 100% in all places - there is a reddish tinge that comes through here and there, but it really doesn't bother me. It'll never be noticed on a galloping (or waltzing) horse.
Then on to the trim, or at least the start of it. I've done the back first, since now I've come upon the necessity of an order of operations
for some reason I didn't match the center scallops perfectly,
which bothers me slightly, but at least this is only the back.
Delicate Order of Operations:
- stitch on the back trim
- cut the length of the skirt, and use the excess to make self-bias
- bind the bottom edge of the bodice
- stitch on the front trims
- set the sleeves
I've cut the tabs in this photo, so everything is
laying down niiiiiice and smoothly.