On top of a whole host of things going wrong yesterday, I found out that I had no elastic (ie, can't make peasant shirts!) and I ran out of lavender thread (ie, can't finish the 1930's housecoat). But thankfully I had plenty of peach thread, and so I spent the afternoon cutting out my peach Regency half-robe and began working on it.
And I also was able to purchase the lovely white voile at JoAnn's last night for my dress. It was 40% off and since there was some slight discoloration (which came out after washing it!) in a couple places, they gave me an extra 25% off! I was quite pleased. =)
So I am "determined to be cruel" and not show you any more pictures of my "enesemble in the making" until they are both finished and my sister can do a professional photo shoot. =) Maybe by that time I will have decided if I want to buy the Marianne hat (scroll down to the bottom of the page) or not.
In the mean time, if you're waiting for the peasant shirts or are intrigued to see the 1930's housecoat, you'll have to wait until next week when I can put them in my shop since I haven't finished them. AND with all that sewing, the second-to-the-highest-bidder of the green linen half robe wants me to make her one privately, so I have LOTS to keep me busy with right now.
Edit: *squeals* My sisters and I have been invited to a 19th century Ladies Tea and Literary Social hosted by a friend of ours which takes place on Wednesday, and so I will probably wear my peach half-robe then. I'm still not sure if I want to try sewing up my white voile before then, only because I'd need to make a bodiced petticoat with it. But yes, you'll be granted pictures from the event!
And I did a little quiz...doesn't surprise me much other than the fact I think I'm a combo of Elinor and Marianne: