Saturday I attended Madame Modiste's Victorian party; we had absolutely perfect weather - not too hot, partly cloudy, with a breeze. Eating snackies and chatting with well-dressed friends all afternoon, what's not to love? (Besides the closing of lanes on the bridge I take to get there, so it took almost twice as long to get there!) Plus Kat and her husband were celebrating their ten-year anniversary by renewing their vows, and they decided to share the ceremony with all of us!
I originally planned to finish the long-neglected natural form cotton dress, but after the last-minute spencer sewing two weeks ago, I decided I didn't want to be doing any of that this time, and that I have a perfectly garden-party-appropriate 1860s dress in my closet anyway.
I did still have to put fastenings on, so I took it out on Thursday to do so - and was glad I did, because the right undersleeve had frayed right through its seam(a flat-felled seam, no less!), and there was a 2" hole. The sleeves were too tight to allow me to sew another seam, so replacing them it was. And it had to be both sleeves, since I didn't have any more of that particular fabric! Annoying, and now the undersleeves don't match the neck yoke, but whatcha gonna do?