|The inside of the card says "Haymitch applauds your kiss and finds it worthy of the sponsors' parachutes. Happy |
Besides the wedding, I've also been having some bizarre pain/extreme soreness in my dominant (right) shoulder, so I've been doing a lot of sitting around on the couch reading the LOTR Appendices instead of wrestling with the iron and hand-cranking through the multi-layered parts of my latest sewing project. Since I don't have any of my sewing to show, have some photos of an authentic Edwardian-ish-era lingerie dress with lots of pintucks and lace insertion! I took these at an antique mall in historic Orange, where I also found some other sewing goodies that I'll be sharing later.
|Apologies about the lighting and quality...I was using my iPhone in a basement.|
|Pintucks in the skirt portion.|
|Closeup of the lace chevrons and the pintucks.|
|With flash, but you can see how silky the material was and the sleeve cuff's details.|
I'm hoping to get my hands on a nice blouse pattern from the VPLL 1912 project so that I can work on my own lace-inserting and pintucking, but that's going to need to wait for after this weekend's wedding and the Ren Faire the following weekend. And just in case you're wondering, I wore my not-so-little LBD to the wedding this past weekend, but managed to get no good pictures of me wearing it. So instead, have a picture of me at IKEA wearing my IKEA hippos dress. I was a little surprised that no one said anything about my dress; I think I felt slightly (and inexplicably) offended that nobody, not even the employees, found it comment-worthy that I was wearing a dress sprinkled with extremely IKEA-y hippos all over it, in IKEA. Come on, people, I'm a walking advertisement for your textiles section!
|It was actually my husband's suggestion that I take a picture with this couch. People, this is why I love that man.|