Dressage is horses, right? You can train horses to do elegant things. To march in a totally unnatural, regal manner. Right?
Not so the embroidery machine...or the embroiderer. I began embroidering directly on the dress today... along the hem edge. It is going well. there are 7 round patterns on each bias panel of the dress. I got 5 done today. #6? It tried to eat the dress . But I saved it.
I also began drafting the petticoat pattern. Using a very short half slip as a guide, I drafted the top half of the petticoat. This part will be sewn in opaque nylon tricot. Later, like tomorrow, I will figure out how long the ruffle needs to be. It will be embroidered and edged with lace.
WEARING MY AGE
I have received a grant from the Jerome Foundation to work on a project that I have called "Wearing My Age."