I have to admit: It was hard to get back to work today. I spent the last 3 or 4 days elsewhere...The Costume Society of America Midwest Symposium and the Minnesota Opera. Both were pretty wonderful.
But, today, after much fooling around and after taking another embroidery class, I resumed sewing the petticoats. I will freely admit, I am not enjoying the petticoats. Each ruffle is 10 yards of slippery, rolling, generally uncooperative nylon tricot. The machines handle it fine. It is actually pretty easy to embroider. But, It is fiddly. It needs careful re-positioning during the 6 hours it takes to embroider one ruffle. And then there it the pinning the embroidered 10 yard ruffle to the plain ruffle to supply sufficient girth...that takes many,many pins and much finger action. Then the gathering happens, the sewing to the slip shell happens, the sewing of the ribbon happens. Oh, and the un-sewing happens to correct mis-sewn areas.
I don't like making slips.
WEARING MY AGE
I have received a grant from the Jerome Foundation to work on a project that I have called "Wearing My Age."