>Gloomy days, sewing, and inspriation

>Our warm weather has subsided for a nice gloomy day! We don’t get much rain here in San Diego, so the weather tends to feul the creative spirit.  This morning I had the looong Pride and Prejudice movie on, a cup of nice warm English Breakfast at the perfect temperature with the perfect helping of milk and sugar, and I was handsewing bias to the slits of my sleeve made of silk taffeta.  What can be more sublime?  With Matt’s tailcoat and ensemble finished but for buttonholes I now have the perfect excuse to throw myself into my ballgown project.
One little puffy sleeve is nearly done:

And here’s my inspiration sketches from earlier this week of different embellishments that caught my fancy:

Happy Wednesday!
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5 Responses to >Gloomy days, sewing, and inspriation

  1. Lauren says:

    >I love it! I can't wait to see the final dress!

  2. >That one little sleeve is to die for…and I cannot wait to see the completed gown!

  3. casey says:

    >How lovely!!! I just love sleeve styles from this period; all the details are gorgeous…♥ Caseyblog | elegantmusings.com

  4. >I love, love, love puffed sleeves and Pride and Prejuce! And yoour puffed sleeve looks wonderfull- gorgeous job!

  5. >I love, love, love puffed sleeves and Pride and Prejuce! And yoour puffed sleeve looks wonderfull- gorgeous job!

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