I got a few more of those blasted piping seam allowances sewn:
Only four more of them to go, then I can finish the waist! The only thing I have left on this costume is to either buy boots or make spats to look like boots.
I did a bit of work on the Lake Dress, cutting the lining and interlining, but I didn't take pictures because it's a quite boring stage of work.
So boring, in fact, that I quit partway through to make a new dress. I got this lovely stripey silk taffeta from puresilks.us that's been dying to be a Robe a l'Anglaise. Unfortunately I had to work around this huge pen mark on the fabric:
At least I caught it before I cut anything so I could work around it, and I ordered an extra 2 yards in hope of making an Anglaise and a jacket out of the same fabric, so I had some stuff to play with (although I don't know if I can do the jacket now :( ). I used the JP Ryan pattern and mocked it up in cotton, but for the actual dress I cut the interlining in linen and flatlined it to the silk before sewing the dress.
I'm really proud of my pattern matching with the stripes! Looking at it now I think I sewed the skirt on wrong (it shouldn't meet in the center) so I need to go back and re-set it. I also have to finish all the inside seams and then turn and sew the edges and it needs sleeve ruffles cut and attached, but I haven't decided if those should be linen or silk yet. Of course the skirt looks a bit wonky over my Lake Dress instead of pocket hoops, but I really didn't want to change the dummy for the pictures : P