My plan for today was to hole up in my bedroom (the warmest room in the house) and sew all day. Which was a success. I worked from approximately 10:30 this morning to about 15 minutes ago, with breaks for meals and making several cups of tea to try and appease the sore throat I've been fighting all week. And this is pretty much all I have to show for it:
I think this project is becoming a HUGE learning experience. So I'm not sorry I'm doing it. I think I'll be able to use the underlining technique again, and this is giving me plenty of practice to improve my hand-sewing skills! But I am starting to get a bit anxious to get this together, just because it's kind of crazy that it's taken me this many hours of prep work to get just one piece of the dress not quite done. I can understand why couture pieces are so expensive now. (And if I ever put this much work into any one dress again after this, there had better be an amazing guy and a marriage license waiting for me at the end of it!)
Also, thanks for all the encouragement on my last post! I have plans to start on a new project to work on my purling skills--nothing major, just a dishcloth. But as requested, I will continue to show my progress in learning this new skill.