Last night time escaped me.  The drive home was quick, Brad came home, we made dinner and cleaned up in preparation for our upcoming vacation, and by the time we were done eating it was 8pm!

It continued to quickly slip away through the course of the evening and before I knew it, it was 2am and I had 4 hours to sleep! Ugh!

Thankfully I think I got plenty of sleep over the Christmas weekend because I feel pretty good today.

After dinner and cleaning up I sewed half of the bias binding around one half of the corset (I hit bones during this process and broke 3 needles!).  I'll try to do the same with the other half of the corset tonight.  I've also got to make some tweaks to the corset.  The CB boning is turning in it's channel as well as buckling when the corset is on, so I'm gonna try adding another bone and if that doesn't fix the turning problem I'll stitch the channel smaller.  If the extra bone doesn't fix the buckling, I think I'll add a couple of extra grommets to help distribute the tension.

I sewed the mock-up pieces together and for the most part it looked really good.  The shoulders on the pattern are wide and the center front was about 1 inch too small on each side so I'll let out darts and side seams tonight.  I'm thinking I'll mock-up the sleeves as well because though I usually skip the sleeve mock up.  However, I'm pretty sure the sleeve are going to affect the fit and I want this dress to go together easily, so I'd like to face any issues before I cut the fashion fabric.

I've been brainstorming for trim ideas on this dress, I thought I had it all worked out, really, all I had worked out were the colors.  I suppose it doesn't matter much since I've got to have something to trim first...

Tomorrow we leave for Austin, Texas, where I'm imagining blue skies and warm weather.  Hopefully we'll find some time to relax as well.  I'd like some of that!



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