I also realized I needed to get my 1830's dress remade. The sleeves were heavy and one of them snagged on something and has a tear in it. As well, the bodice wasn't all that comfortable. I had an extra yard of fabric leftover, and I'd found another 2 yards or so on the discount,end of bolt shelf. I recut the bodice and the sleeves. The bodice is much better fitting now although the sleeves are okay, I'm going to recut them. I miscalculated when making them a little less pouffy and ended up making them just a tad too small in the length. Luckily I have enough fabric to re-do them. I thought I'd had them cut on the opposite bias but obviously didn't, so I'll also try that one again.
I did a few things right though, like getting the bodice cut just a bit more on the high waist and a better take on the neckline. I used the skirt from the original dress. I'd attached it on a waist band so it was simply a matter of unpicking 2 seams and sewing the skirt back on the new bodice.
Phil and Dion were both excited when I pulled out the fabric, pattern and weights. I had to actually walk away from cutting for a bit, for them to get their enthusiasm and curiosity out of the way before I could make any headway with the project. I did this project properly, with a full muslin mock up of the bodice and took my time fitting it. I did all the fiddly bits properly and even sewed on the hook and eye tape by hand to get it perfect. It all added to the amount of time it took to make the dress, but was well worth it. I still don't like fitting myself though.
I have 3 of these colourful scarves on the loom right now. I have lots of the black but I'd like to find a skein or two of some of the other colours in the warp to make brighter, scarves. There is lots of sparkle in this warp, which looks quite nice when woven up. This is the scarf I played around with setts to find the best one. I should just get down and weave them all off, but with the dress making session and FOOL stuff, I just haven't felt the love. Part of it is that I don't really love making scarves either. Lots of repetition, short throws of the shuttle and then you get to twist fringes afterwards..lol