Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The awesomeness of ebay, and the fact that I am a great big klutz

As you've probably guessed by the title of today's post, I'm a big fan of Ebay. Whenever I need fabric or trim, an hour or two of dedicated searching has given me exactly what I was looking for nine times out of ten. So when I went looking for some fabulous trim for the black velvet pelerine, the great Bay of E did not let me down.

 Black satin tassel fringe! Isn't it lovely? It's about two inches wide altogether and stitches on like a dream.

Here's a view of the front. Since the pelerine resisted having either a hood or a collar, I used some of the extra tassel fringe to trim the neckline. The front doesn't have any closures yet, but I'm thinking maybe some black chinese toggle buttons, any ideas?

And here's a view of the back. 

Apart from that, the skirt for the dickens dress is cut out and pinned together, and the lining and interlining for the bodice are cut out. The outer fabric itself would have been cut out yesterday, but I managed to gouge a big chunk out of my hand with a pair of scissors, so that kind of got put on hold while I figured out whether I needed to go to the ER or not (I didn't, thank goodness). I don't have a picture of it, so here's a picture of Esca being adorable instead.

Well, back to work.

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