I *have* been sewing – deadlines and reasons to rush and all that. I’ve made a little progress on the 1740s Habit I planned for some time ago, but it’s slow going.
|Pinned in place, just to see how it might look|
I think I am reluctant on this project because I don’t really understand proper tailoring – which facings to use where, when, and why. I’ve purchased several books on tailoring, so I should sit down and read them and acquire a grasp of it, at least.
Meanwhile, I ordered the taffeta for the skirt and jacket lining. My inspiration piece is this costume from Marie Antoinette:
I made a guess on the color – no time for swatching, and though I doubt it will match, maybe it will be close. (The blue in my photo is bluer than the velveteen appears in real life; and I suspect the color of the taffeta in the store’s photo is not all that indicative either).