There was a shy and demure little girl who always wanted to stay home. She loved her mommy and daddy so much and had found that the world outside could be be very mean and nasty.
Then she met a very strange old woman who, despite her odd quirks, could be fairly interesting and likable.
Suddenly, the shy and demure little girl realized that she was already friends with the scariest person on earth, and the world seemed much easier to take after that.
The strange old woman waved pretty fabrics in front of the little girl and told her she would look very pretty.
And before you knew it....
... the little girl grew into a bold and beautiful Amazon woman. In a ballgown. Ready to take over the world. Right after she finishes her bodice.
There! I did it! I made up a story, AS I was typing even, so I get to post the pic. HA!
We were having too much fun last night, trying to get more done. Her skirts are pretty much done, but for hemming. She is on a bench. Don't those fabrics just look so amazing! I always want chocolate after working with them.
I got as much done on my bodice as I knew how to do.
I wanted to work on some underclothing while the rain still was going on. I did not have any fabric that was going to work, so I decided to try my hand at making Michael a Civil War shirt, as his modern dress shirt really does not fit him. Lanky boys; arms longer than shirtsleeves seem to be willing to reach.
I kept trying to tell myself to take pics of the process, but never did. These are the directions for a drop-shouldered shirt; the kind that families would make up and send off to their men fighting in the civil war.
I used an old thin and worn sheet, but doubled it, so it is very soft. Sadly, this will not work for the ball, but it will do for a work shirt or day shirt at battle re-enactments.
And he was not quite sure about my instructions to "Hold your arms up so I can get the cuffs!"
I get to figure out how to put a collar on it next.