January 6th, 2009

pink and green

It's what' s on the outside that counts, right?

Okay, sorry about the lack of a second entry yesterday - I worked on my supportasse instead of taking a nap, and I crashed around 9:30.  I haven't dealt with e-mail, nor nuthin'.  I tend to get tunnel vision when I'm working on a project, and this one has a bit of a hard deadline, so I'm focused.  The supportasse is mostly done; looking at the originals, I'm interested at the fact that they don't have much to help them stand up except tension.  I need to reinforce the collar of the gown, so it can hold the supporter without folding, and then I'll be good to go.

The standing collar itself needs to be pleated into its band, then starched within an inch of its life - I think I need to eschew the spray starch, and just soak the collar in a home-made starch paste (otherwise the lace will never stand up).  This collar is the sample piece; if it works well, I'm going to try and make a needlworked drawn collar that will be more decorative.  Oh, and I need to make cuffs.  I have enough lace left over, and I don't think they'll take too long.  Those will also have to be starched.

I need to make a new shift, but I think that will have to wait.  Besides, I need to make a drop-dead gorgeous falling band for Bob out of the $40/yard lace I bought at Pennsic.  Mmmmm, yummy.

And finally, I need to re-do my nails.  The current set of nails is getting distinctly ratty looking, and I hate having yucky nails, but I need to stretch these ones out until Friday, so that my nails are fresh and pretty for 12th Night.

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I know how it stays up.

The supporter.  I know how it stays up without weird construction - making it just like it is in the book.*

I know what the ties are for. 


*PoF4.  And yes, I'm going to tell you guys, but not until I've taken a bunch of pictures.