3 days of sewing. In my mind that means a ton of progress, right? Kind of. Until I can do a fitting for the doublet I'm working on all the other little things so after I finished the collar and epaulettes...
here they are...
...I moved onto cutting the sleeves, which will be open along the front seam with buttons. I decided to eke the lining out of what was left of the bronze. And when I say "eke" I mean master-the-expert-level-pattern-tetris-challenge.
I'm currently in a conundrum about trimming the damn things so that's on the back burner for now...
So I moved on to the hat!
And because I have an apparent allergy to buying/finding trim I decided to make the hatband from some of wine velvet and some gold trim. I want to sew on some blue navettes too if I can find the right ones. But if I thought making the skirting and epaulettes was tedious boy was I in for it...
There was supposed to be a video of making the band here but apparently even Safari thought it was too tediously mind-numbing to subject the internet to.
Basically it took two-and-a-half episodes of Star Trek:TNG to finish putting the trim down on this, oh say about 40inch strip.
I also found some of this beautiful fabric to make some piping out of :
And I'm trying to do something unique around the brim so it kind of looks like this right now:
The hat project materials group-photo:
And here's the whole outfit sneak-preview group photo!
Find/Decide on trim treatment for sleeves
Finalize closures and Tie-In points at waist
Kiss it farewell and send it off!