Listening: "Long May You Run" by Emmylou Harris
Reading list: Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart.
I've deluded myself into thinking I can get this done for Friday. Right. I stayed up far too late last night working on it. I got a lot done--retraced the pattern pieces, cut the bodice, did the darts, did the front facings, started the neck binding, and ran up the side seams--but I've got a long way to go.
It will have short sleeves gathered into cuffs and dark-gray pearl plastic buttons up the front. I'm not sure yet if it will button all the way or just up the bodice:
It's kind of Wednesday Addams' grunge phase.
Later: Neck binding started. Didn't get a whole lot done, but that's all right.
I think it's going to have to unbutton all the way down, too. I feel like that's more, well, grunge. If I ever have any tattered lacy underthings, I have to have a skirt to unbutton a bit to let them peek out, right? So . . . deploy seam ripper. But only a little; it's not a big setback.