Ehh, let's do the bad first. My suspicion that the bodice of the anglaise was too small was absolutely correct. I've got no idea how that happened, but oh well. Shit happens! Definitely salvageable - I'll make another piece to put in the side-back on each side, and that should fix the unfortunate armscye-tightness as well. If I didn't want to have had it finished for Sunday I'd go ahead and take it apart and fix it right now (well, not right
now, it's 1.30am), because this hardly irks me at all. I'm feeling very placid about it actually. Odd. But I know there's no way to finish the hat and fix all this in the next 24 hours without driving myself completely over the edge. Plus it's supposed to be about a thousand degrees this weekend, so wearing my cotton polonaise might not be a bad thing!
So...I honestly don't know when I'll get back to fixing this and finishing it! I do think it's going to look great (orange and blue! SO AWESOME), but I have absolutely no reason whatsoever to finish it now
. And I've got a yen to sew some modern-ish clothes for myself; I've got enough fabric for four (wow)1950s/60s dresses, and I should really get going on that before it's cold and I can't wear them! (Cold. Imagine that.)
The Bad, in (bad) pictorial form:
And the Good: Now I know I'll have time to finish the Pink Hat; I've got all day tomorrow! The Even Better: Got my wig today. And it is very, very awesome. Eeeeee! I got the Alonge wig from voguewigs.com
, teased it and hair-sprayed it a little, and it's perfect. Waaay over the top (I am going to get some odd
looks on the train to Philly!) and ridiculous in the extreme, but perfect with the Hat. Which doesn't slide down any more, needless to say. =)
Hat is nearly sewn together, and hey, it looks like a hat now:
And I'm 99% sure I'm going to wear the block-print polonaise, not the gaulle, because 1/ the polonaise is cotton and the gaulle is silk (which is not what one might expect, come to think of it), and 2/ it actually will match the fabric of the dress
. It's like I meant to do that.