|Woman's Dress and Petticoat (Robe à la française) | LACMA Collections|
This gown (yet to be named) has a lot of hand sewing in it. More than I have ever done before, and I am not exclusively hand sewing, so it could be so much more. I don't think I am there yet in skill or in available time, but I have come to enjoy the hand-sewing more than I thought I ever would. It has given me time to spend with the Husband watching TV. Where I would usually be stuck in the basement by my machine alone. I am still doing a lot of that, but a little less than usual.
Also, I challenge my friends who do historical costumes/clothing - can you estimate what your most expensive outfit with and without labour? Post it here and be proud of the work you all do to look amazing at events!