I completed the edge-finishing this morning, sewed busily away at lunchtime, and just finished basting the coat! And OMG, is it beautiful…words are inadequate, so here are two photos:
It’s unbelievably beautiful and regal, even only partially complete. I am agog with wonder. All I can think is, “I made that???”
Tomorrow evening I’m going up to Sharon’s again. She has completed the inner corset/foundation and attached the dress to it, but will not put in the lining until I (drum roll please) have attached the lace and pearls! It will be easier to sew in the lace without the lining. So Thursday morning will be a wonderful play session, as I baste the lace into its final position and start (carefully, carefully!) sewing it down.