Have I mentioned that my first day of school is next Monday, and I really ought to be preparing for that instead?
Saturday, Day 2:
Chemise completed with the exception of hemming. Pattern comes from Margo Anderson's Historic Patterns (The Elizabethan Lady's Wardrobe). Fabric is, uh, well, white cotton from my stash, so it's almost certainly 45" white muslin. And sacreligious as it is, if I run short of time, the chemise simply won't get hemmed. I cringe, but I have to be prepared to make sacrifices, right?
Corset designed, lined, and boned. It merely awaits a little fine tuning, and bias tape around the edges. I drafted it using this site, just like I have for the last three Elizabethan corsets. I highly recommend it. :)
Hopes for today: get gown fabric washed, finish corset, work on accesories while gown fabric dries. Possibly draft bodice.
Hours worked: about 6
Hopefulness level: still high
(Note to anyone that reads me and is a costumer (and even those who aren't): This should not be construed as being period costuming, nor should it be assumed that I don't know any better. I do. This is period costuming, mashed together with my tiny budget, trimmed down to what I think I can actually accomplish in 8 days. Which means no petticoats, no stockings, no gloves, no fan, and no hat. And if I really get down to the wire, no sleeves.)