That project is completely done. I put the gown back on and double checked everything in the mirror. My lady’s maid is still on a bender or hates me so I had to do it myself. Then I got my son to take pictures. This is not the highlight of his life so I raced through it. It wasn’t nearly as much fun as going out with “Lady Shirley”.
Mainly, I wanted to show the cape, the sleeve lace, the completed head-piece and the lapels thingys on the bodice as these were not done when I did the photo shoot with Lady Shirley. I also couldn’t find my gloves so I didn’t have those for the shoot.
Drat that lady’s maid. Some how the cape spun a bit and is off-center and my Gibson girl hair doo was already sliding off the back of my head. I haven’t decided if I like the ostrich and peacock feather sticking out of the back of my head or not. Next time I will try it to the side.
I like the dress better with the cape off. Somehow, with my dress form Trudy, it looks good both on and off. On me I look like a linebacker. It can’t be a body thing because Trudy and I have the same body. It is either a body issue thing where I think I look bigger than Trudy or it is a double chin issue. Trudy doesn’t have a double chin. Trudy doesn’t have a single chin! Anyway, the cape is only for getting from the carriage to the house so I needn’t look hot in it…I should only feel warm.
I actually don’t mind this picture. If the train would have been spread out it would be awesome. An 18 year-old boy is not going to know to look for that. I’m going to spare you the photos of the back because an 18 year-old would also not notice the skirt was crooked and neither did I when I was checking in the mirror over and over again! I look like I have a spinal deformity. I do actually, but it is not as pronounced as the pictures would imply!
Speaking of spinal deformity. May be that will be my post for tomorrow. Not really. It will be about how my corset helps with that!