First let me just say that I HATE bag linings, I don't know if its just because my skill level isn't that great or what, but the lining always seems bigger then the outside, so it pokes over the edges. I saw in some dress diaries that people sew the lining to the material before sewing the pieces together, I think thats what I'm going to do from now on.
The jacket is almost done, just needs button holes, which I have never hand sewn before, so this should be interesting. But I don't think I'll have a place to wear it this year, so I can take my time.
Plans for the gown for Patriots week
is coming along, and I saw that Costume Con will be in Baltimore this year, which is not too far, so I'm thinking about going, if I can find the money and the time off.