hem has to be done by hand. As I can’t tell when I’ve overdone things I am just making myself stop after 4m. So I have done 4m today which is 1/8 of the gold hemming. Then need to do the wool guards.
back, all the rich folds of this style are in the back 🙂 so 360 degrees of interest and something new.
front of gown. I can taste all the metal from my hands. Yes all the gold is metal and silk. It is very heavy, very firm and absolutely the right decision to track down Saree of this type.
bodice and base for all those jewels! Still needs adjusting but happy with progress.
arghh! Heat n bond is going to save my butt but it reduced the stretch so now I am short. But this is the CB seam so I’ll just take the ksirt in. Historic answer, no. But I dislike mismatch patterns!
bodice will need the lacing rings asap for me to do any kind of fitting! Health had halted progress
centre detail is very personal! Sable bezanty (eventually!), an ‘ermine’ rampant guardant- obviuously that would conflict but I’m trying.
border transformed! Drying in the sun, the uv doing some alchemical magic!
before and after colour remover comparison 🙂 I may have just enough for this border length.
border, tiny seam allowance is possible due to super firm weave.