Today has been filled with little tasks, like cleaning up trimming, handbasting the gathers in the bodice and making adjustments according to her last fitting, and making final decisions about the trim that will be applied to the bodice/skirt seam.
I have an "inspiration" picture somewhere, but I can't find it. No wonder since I work off of 2 laptops and have not been disciplined about putting my work on the home server. That's where it is supposed to be and YES, I have been lectured, lectured and lectured. Maybe NOW I'll listen...
However... I stitched this up and sent a pic to The Bride:
She approved! This is being stitched on a layer of the satin topped by organza. The blue washout pen will come right out (I tested) with water. When it's all stitched up, I'll trim and fold back the fabric, creating a beaded band, which will be hand stitched to the seam after the skirt is joined to the bodice.
This will be a good project for sitting in the evenings after work. It's all set up and ready to follow me upstairs:
I have never beaded like this before and was a little bit intimidated, but it is much easier than I thought.
I still HAVE NOT CUT OUT THE SKIRT!!! But will. Next weekend :) I have, however, taken the muslin apart and have created the pattern pieces. So that's progress. Who knows. I'm feeling a bit guilty just typing this! I have an hour before I have to go upstairs... Anything can happen in an hour, right?