>Gloomy days, sewing, and inspriation

>Our warm weather has subsided for a nice gloomy day! We don’t get much rain here in San Diego, so the weather tends to feul the creative spirit.  This morning I had the looong Pride and Prejudice movie on, a cup of nice warm English Breakfast at the perfect temperature with the perfect helping of milk and sugar, and I was handsewing bias to the slits of my sleeve made of silk taffeta.  What can be more sublime?  With Matt’s tailcoat and ensemble finished but for buttonholes I now have the perfect excuse to throw myself into my ballgown project.
One little puffy sleeve is nearly done:

And here’s my inspiration sketches from earlier this week of different embellishments that caught my fancy:

Happy Wednesday!

5 Comments on >Gloomy days, sewing, and inspriation

  1. Lauren
    January 13, 2010 at 10:23 pm (8 years ago)

    >I love it! I can't wait to see the final dress!

  2. Robin's Egg Bleu
    January 14, 2010 at 2:33 am (8 years ago)

    >That one little sleeve is to die for…and I cannot wait to see the completed gown!

  3. casey
    January 14, 2010 at 1:01 pm (8 years ago)

    >How lovely!!! I just love sleeve styles from this period; all the details are gorgeous…♥ Caseyblog | elegantmusings.com

  4. Nadja, Lillen och Lillens pappa
    January 14, 2010 at 6:29 pm (8 years ago)

    >I love, love, love puffed sleeves and Pride and Prejuce! And yoour puffed sleeve looks wonderfull- gorgeous job!

  5. Nadja, Lillen och Lillens papp
    April 7, 2011 at 11:41 pm (7 years ago)

    >I love, love, love puffed sleeves and Pride and Prejuce! And yoour puffed sleeve looks wonderfull- gorgeous job!