The wool gown is coming along pretty well. On Thursday, I finished pad stitching the bodice interlining.
Over the weekend, I attached the lining, and then attached the fashion fabric.
Now I’m hemming one edge of each skirt panel (they’re straight rectangles, cut so selvages will be on the vertical seams) to be where the waist is, then I’ll pleat it and sew that finished, pleated edge to the bottom edge of the bodice.
Well, I’ll probably sew the shoulder straps together at the top and the selvages of the skirt pieces together at the sides, THEN do the pleating.
Did I mention I’m hoping to wear this dress on Saturday at the North American Science Fiction Convention? I’m going to be on a costuming panel there that day. I’m 99% sure I won’t have the doppia in at that point, but I’m hopeful about sleeves—which, by the way, look like they should be pinned on.