We're into the home stretch of getting ready for Costume College. People at work have started noticing that I've got a vacation coming up, so they're asking about where I'm going and those inquiries usually lead to questions of "Are all of your costumes done?" I usually just laugh and try not to cry. Costumers are NEVER done. We just run out of time and sequins. There's no time for a proper write up, of anything, and it feels like most everything is in a state of almost done, so how about a photo-heavy sneak preview of what I've been working instead.
Honey is getting an 18th century court suit to be my escort to the Gala. I had to start the costume from scratch and did so at T minus 28 days before con.
|Linen shirt, linen stock and fall-front silk tafeta breeches.|
|Final fitting of the waistcoat before buttons and top-stitching. I ended up trimming off about two inches of the upper neck area where it's folding back in the photo. Adding a safety pin to close the cuffs really helps the look of the sleeves.|
Since the fitting photos, I've finished up the buttons and button holes on all three pieces, as well as the top stitching on the waistcoat. Now I just need to find some white tights that'll pass as stockings and finish up the coat, and that outfit will be done. And by "finish the coat", what I really mean is "stop procrastinating because you think it's going to be hard and just get on with it already. I have the mock up cut out, so at least it's started. I don't fly out for another eight days yet. I've got plenty of time.