This is how I found my dress form, aka Other Mother, this morning. She wears a new outfit everyday. Girl child likes to dress her up.
After a few moments work stripping Other Mother, I put on the first of twelve steampunk skirts we will be using in the children's theatre production of Alice in Wonderland.
I did not cut out and sew the skirts but I am adding waistbands to all of them. Which is twelve skirts worth of gathering. By the fourth one I pulled out my clear elastic to help the job move quicker, or at least, neater. It was so reminiscent of making patchwork twirlers I had nasty gathering flashbacks and had to go outside for some fresh air every couple of skirts.
The gathers in the skirt, just so you know, are just pinned on the inside. We haven't decided yet how the skirts are going to look and there will be a massive crinoline going on underneath too.
The really exciting bit about today was finishing up the corselet I started yesterday. Grommets, by the way, are not that hard. But don't ask my finger about that, because it will disagree, having almost been severed today during the cutting of holes.
It was worth it because, boom, corselet!
And now I get to dress Other Mother up a little too, with a lace collar and the Queen of Hearts' hat.