Fitting the mock-up
I started not to do a mock-up since I had used the pattern before but glad I did since it is a bit long-waisted for me. Fitting yourself is always a challenge but it works out okay.
Putting the bodice together.
The final product actually came out better than I expected. I felt really comfortable in it - yes, period clothes can be comfortable...no, really.
I wanted to decorate a felt, low crown picture hat but ran out of time, so one of my Milan straw hats worked out okay. Here are the results:
At the Inn
A stroll along the beach in the wonderful sun - something we have not seen in a gracious while.