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Pictures of the completed quilt-top, "town square picnic".
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Victorian outfits turned out well, the Birds outfit and the grey plaid were worn in Kentucky and were quite comfortable.  Beginning assembly of a quilt, top, for the weekend.  
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Bones for Victorian Birds bodice, cut, tipped, and sewn into white cotton casings, marked for which dart/seam they go on, and awaiting hand basting onto their respective placements.  
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working on the combinations, hopefully to finish them today, and get the hem ruffle cut for the underskirt, and put the waistband on the underskirt.  Sleeve, neckline, and overskirt trimmings have been figured out for the Birds dress.  Yay, won't have to buy anything to add to the dress besides perhaps buttons and ribbon.  Photo is of the lace choice for the bodice & skirt trimming.  
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Debating on sleeve treatments and trimming for the Birds outfit.  It will close down the centre front (the bodice, that is) with small black buttons.  I've got some black venise lace that might be good for trimming at the neckline and on the overskirt panier and back hems.  stumped as to what to do for the sleeves.  gotta consult my victorian fashion plates to see if there's anything that would work.  
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center front and neckline facings for the white combination undies, pressed and ready to stitch to the front pieces.  
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Underskirt pieces, flatlined and ready for assembly.  Still debating on trimming for the underskirt.  Most likely a pleated ruffle at the hem, and I have some insertion-style white Venise lace trim, that I'll probably sew at the top edge of the hem ruffle, and then procure black, grey or pink, and bright blue ribbons to run through the insertion as needed for the various outfits for which this underskirt will be used.  
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Currently in production: Victorian Birds bodice, overskirt; Grey/white/pink plaid seersucker bodice, overskirt; white seersucker stripe underskirt; one set each black cotton lawn & white cotton dotted swiss combination underthings.  Currently working on flatlining bodices & underskirt.  Bodices will be constructed with flatlining and facings instead of three full layers (fabric, flatlining, full lining) to allow for easy removal of bones and casings for washing.  Bones will be sewn into casings, which will be handsewn to seams for easy removal.  I've examined extant pieces from the late Victorian era (1880s-90s) and found this to be frequently the case to use facings rather than a full lining, presumably for ease of cleaning/bone replacement.  Lower edges of bodices and sleeve hems will consist of a bias facing.  Need still to decide on trim for birds bodice, sleeves, and edges of overskirt.  Waiting on overskirt pattern to show up from Truly Victorian so the apron front of the overskirt can be cut.  Used a borrowed copy of the pattern and it happened to be missing this oddly-shaped, important piece.   detail of Victorian Birds bodice front piece. 
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Currently in production:  three custom-made dress shirts for +Thomas Jones, followed by a number of Victorian items of costuming.  
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