Broke down and had a fitting with my riding habit yesterday. I had originally made it before Christmas and wore it on New Years day, let's just say I was not happy with the fit.
So friday I took it apart as much as I could and yesterday after my shower, got dressed in my 18thC underwear. Pierre remarked the waistline for both the waistcoat and jacket. I will need to add a piece to the side back of the jacket, it's about 8" too small in the waist to button up fully with such a low centrefront point. The waistcoat will be an easy fix, it just needs a waist seam and the skirts reshaped along the top edge.
While I was in my underwear, I tried on my new sacque. Oh, My, God! It fits like a dream, beautiful! This was made after christmas, after a draping workshop that I ran back in January. I talked the ladies through draping bodices on themselves, then they draped me. What a fantastic job they did. No alterations needed on that gown at all! I am so happy.
We are all down with the dreaded 'man-cold', thanks to my brother bringing it home to us from Nigeria. I don't fear weapons of mass distruction, what I fear most is the 'man-cold'. UGH! I need to plow through though. I only have today and tomorrow before I start back to school for May and June and my paper writing workload rises. I'd like to get the habit finished before I start back. Then I can focus on getting Mum's last gown made for this summer, and a new suit for Pierre for Louisbourg.
Still no word back from the summer residency, I hope to hear soon. I have also applied to the Dartmouth Heritage Museum for the summer.