Sunday, July 8, 2012
A Cloudy Day in London Town....
Nellie woke me up at 3:30 this morning. She was throwing things around and generally raising the roof. Don't ask about the language that she was using....It was a mixture of French and English and not at all nice French and English...
She wanted the clothes finished so that she could be presentable to the world...I guess it had to be done. I finished the top layer.
We went with a homespun French blue for the skirt and dyed blue suede for the vest. Working girl clothes...Er, maybe I should say Embroiderer's clothes. Nothing fancy on the outside. At least not in Tudor eyes.
I am going to have to do a bit of pressing with the mini iron. With the two layers of fabric under it, there is a decided bow in the front sides.
The fun part was the vest. I used the same pattern(see Zar's vest pattern under clothes) and added a bit of length to the front. I also added flaps on the shoulders, which I slashed and trimmed to points all around.
I will get some better photos tomorrow. Hopefully it will be sunny and better light for photos.
I may add a bit more trim, but as it is, I like it fine. I don't want to go overboard. After all, she is just a working girl....
See you tomorrow.