I need to get to work, so much to get caught up on. My shoulder is still sore but as long as I don't try to pick up anything over 10 pounds till sometime next week I *should* be ok.
Bought the silk for the can can skirt, some black velveteen which I hope isn't TOO off from the stuff I already had, some trim and am sourcing more brass buttons. Have decided on layered velveteen swallowtails lined in the colour shifting silk and trimmed in Venise Lace for the attached bustle on the jacket, possibly with poofs of silk in between but I will have to test that to see if it looks right. I am also going to do the lapels in the silk as well I think. I am a little worried about it being a bit bright but what the hell, right?
By the way, I am wearing this jacket to Maker Faire with the smaller wings and over black velveteen pants rather than a skirt so the lining of the longest swallowtails will most likely show which is why I am bothering to line it at all. I will most likely make a long velveteen skirt eventually, I should have enough fabric for it now, but I can worry about that after Nashville.