The end is so close, I can almost taste it. It tastes like brown fabric..Whatever that may taste like.
As Folsom creeps closer I am scrambling to get things done, but some things just cant be rushed. Like profuse beading.
Anyhow, on to what the lot of you want to see; pictures.
So here is a nice shot of the whole thing from the front. It doesn't really fit Abby but you get the gist of the idea.
Back. See I spaced out the beating as much as I possibly could so a. it didn't look cramped and tacky and b. there werent masses of threads on the inside.
So I used plain off white pearls in a diamond shape following the dots on the fabric, and a small amber glass beat in the middle. The pattern all over the doublet looks fantastic. Though it was very time consuming.
And of course the sleeve caps have to have something interesting on it!
And the collar too. I added a double layer of velvet ribbon for the ruff around the neck to help it stand better and sit higher on his neck. It gives him a very dashing profile. I did only a single layer on the sleeves.
And a front view. I went back and decided to do two buttons on the collar to keep everything standing nice and straight. The sleeves are almost done but they have not been photographed yet. All that is left to do on this whole outfit is to sew the sleeve ties on the sleeves and sew the rings on the inside.
I am so glad this will be over tonight. I need to fix my own ren fiare garb, AYE!
And work on the bustle gown.