I find hand-sewing to be soothing, because it allows me to make something tangible. It also lets my story brain chew on problems in privacy while the rest of me is preoccupied.
This is a bib-front dress in progress, which I will probably wear to my launch party and Without a Summer events. My plan is to ornament the neckline with embroidery to complement the hem.
Knowing that… what do you think I should do with the sleeves? Fashion from 1815-1817 is fair game.
Here are two totally different dresses, both from 1817, that I was thinking of when I decided to do the two falls on the dress.