Well, while I’ve been away in Hawaii sewing un-costumey, un-historical, un-romantic stuff, she has been sewing up a romantic, historical, costumey storm.
And as her official blogger, I feel obligated to show you what she has been up to.
Among other things, she has been making detachable lace engageates for the pet that we draped together (which reminds me that I must post updates on the progress, as the pet is almost done!).
Madame Ornata loves lace, and she was able to buy a bunch of lovely patterns in bulk from the Fabric Warehouse.
This stuff has embroidery on a soft rayon or nylon net. Not historically accurate in materials or technique, but closer in feel and drape to silk lace than most other options that are available.
Being the amazingly talented (and slightly insane) Virgo that she is, not only did Madame Ornata hand gather and stitch the lace to a ribbon…
…she is now hand embroidering tiny little flowers all along the ribbon.
Did I tell you that she has also been known to embroider the inside seam allowances of garments!?!
And she still manages to sew as fast as I do!
At least her cats, while adorable, aren’t quite as adorable as Felicity.
Even when wearing an engageate as a ruff:
Or a tutu:
Or a veil: