Bodice = complete! Eyelets are the bane of my existence, and I putz’d around the sewing room, putting off eyelets at every given opportunity. But, they’re done, and next up is skirts! I’m going to be felt padding the pleats and the hemline. I haven’t quite decided if I’m going to do the tuck or not…..hmmm. Also to be decided – I may or may not do a strip of cutwork ‘trim’ over the felt. This will only be a possibility if my die cutter comes through the way I want it to.
I spent an inordinate amount of time working up a pattern for a kneeler – my software was wigging out, but it finally came through in the end.
I did the embroidery up once in gold and silver, and I was having a really hard time with it – the thread kept snapping, and the bobbins were putting on their horns and somehow my fleur-de-lys got off-center. I re-did the design in regular non-metallic thread, and a different fleur design, and I think it came out quite nice. I’ll need to stain the wood of the stool, and figure out if I want anything else on it.
And this is why I had a hard time getting out of bed this morning! Aaaaw!