Monday, July 11, 2011

A few more beads and we have a balzo

Putting the last few beads on the balzo, but I had someone available to take a picture so here it is.  Super comfortable with the wool base, and it fits perfectly when I have my hair braided around my head (which it is not in the quicky picture, but is how I plan to wear it normally.)  Even with no pins or anything it stays in place nicely.

I cut the mock-up for the partlet this morning and am playing with just how much fullness I want to the gathering.  This is one of those occasions when I wish I had more decorative stitches to my no frills sewing machine.  There just isn't time in my schedule to do hand work on the partlet, so I need to stitch the gathers in place.  Not sure how happy its going to make me to do it this way,   Only 40 days to go in the challenge and I want to leave at least 10 for getting good pictures since I'm going to need a lot of help with that.  I'm rather proud of most of my projects, but they just don't look all that great in photos.  I'm an unusual size and not photogenic so I need all the help I can get.

Still have some final tweaking with the skirt, but the dress is getting closer to being finished.  Hoping to cut the sleeves tomorrow, but I still haven't finalized if I'm going to do a two piece sleeve and do the upper puff separately.  My friend Davey brought over a soldering gun so we're going to make the girdle a little stronger today.  I STILL need to figure out the earrings.  The Venetians should just take about a day.  Chopines still need a lot of sanding and then a couple of days of work to cover them and add some bling.  The leather slippers are up in the air as to I will even get to start them.  Time has totally gotten away from me. 


  1. The balzo is beautiful! And also beautiful on you!

    I've been trying to say so days (Well, OK, a day) but blogger keeps on eating my comments. If this one makes it thru please know that others have also surely been trying 'cause that is one heck of a balzo!

    (Now I want one too!)

    I want one now!
    You're both super ahead of me and I'm just plugging along and not worrying about it. I'll stress in the last hours, like normal :D