I do have my new corset completely boned and ready for bias, but I am putting it off until I have finished my gown. I have already taken my measurements with the corset on (you can see the grommets are already inserted), so I am in no danger, of course, of creating an ill-fitted garment (remember to always have your undies made and fitted before making your gown - your gown's measurements should reflect your body's measurements while wearing your undergarments) - I just want to focus my attention on the gown's detail and getting it hashed out. Putting on bias tape is a brainless endeavor I can do over a pot of hot tea and a chick-flick on a Saturday, where as the gown detail requires my attention, obviously, after my little pattern directional blunder earlier this week - may the angels be with me! lol!
Despite my tailoring mishap, nothing could take away the sweet sensation of three delicious purchases I made - shoes! I admit that I am a shoe whore and that I have no desire to change my evil ways. As a penance, I have a rule: if I buy a new pair of shoes, I must give a pair away - indeed, I limit myself to 30 pairs for my darling husband's sake, with whom I share a closet. Needless to say, Elma (my buddy in Columbus) received a package last Saturday that contained a pair of black knee boots and a slinky pair of satin sandals. She would have ended up with a swanky set of dark brown knee boots in addition, but on closer inspection I realized there was no way I could pass them on to Elma - the leather was cracking and the heel was too worn, so in the trash they went. In the meantime, I am on the eternal hunt for the perfect pair of red pumps - and not just any red, but a deep red, and not just any heel, but the right heel (I'll know them the moment I see them, winking and beckoning me, of course)!
Oooo, and my pear wine is nearly complete, too - I need to rack it once more before bottling it in mid-March. I am so looking forward to this year's batch, and I'll have plenty to share! Whoohoo!