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Got through the written portion of my exam on Friday. I think it went alright. I don't think I had brilliant answers, but I do think they were good enough to get the pass. (It's a pass/fail exam.) I was dead tired afterwards. Getting up 2 hours earlier than normal and writing a 4-hour exam is exhausting. I was able to join in on the tail end of a Google hangout with sewing buddies though, which was good. I was in no condition for sewing though and just hung out instead. My profs told me to not even look at my exam answers that day and just relax. I ended up taking a nap, going out to dinner with my parents, and then seeing Alien: Covenant with my dad. Good times! The 1-hr oral portion of my exam is on Monday, so now I'm reviewing my answers and preparing for that.

I think I may have actually settled on a plan for my suffragette dress. I know I keep saying that, but I hope it's true this time because I bought supplies. I'm still going to use the Tub Frock from Cut of Women's Clothes as a base pattern. But my green fabric is too light and sheer to use as a single layer. Instead, I'm going to use the green silk-cotton as an underdress with a sheer cotton and lace overdress/lingerie dress. I have some lace fabric in my stash from when my aunt let me take whatever from her stash after she decided to retire, so that saved some money. I also have a few yards of some other lace trims in the stash that I can use for a bit extra. Today, I bought a couple of metres of cotton voile and a bunch of hooks and eyes and snaps for closures.

The plan is to use wide chunks of the lace fabric for the top of the bodice, near the bottom of the skirt, and for most of the elbow-length sleeves. The rest will be the voile, with a little of the lace trim at the neckline and some vertical lines on the skirt and bodice. Inspiration from these gowns from Abiti Antichi, Museum of New Zealand, Adored Vintage, and an unknown Pinterest source, respectively:


Date: 2017-05-28 01:52 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] koshka_the_cat
That will be lovely!

Date: 2017-05-28 05:04 am (UTC)
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Like your idea. And those examples look like they would make nice summer tea dresses, too.

Date: 2017-05-28 02:42 pm (UTC)
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I love these dresses! This is going to look so pretty!

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