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I've already written this up elsewhere, so I'm just copying it over to here so I can keep track of my plans.

Remembrance Day is in November, and unlike the usual suspects, I haven't gone to this before, so I have no wardrobe to pull from. That means I need to make almost everything!

So I'm writing up this post to a) keep track of what I'm doing, and b) make sure I don't weasel out of doing anything. As of right now I've got underwear for Gettysburg, and that's it. I have corset, chemise, pantaloons, hoops, shoes, and one spoon bonnet. I'm gonna put the list of what I need behind a cut. All the sewing!

Paletot: I'm going to keep this simple. I got this gorgeous ribbon from Leia and am leaning toward using it with this fabric, rather than something darker. The fabric does have a stronger yellow/maize undertone than shows in the photo. [personal profile] robinsnest lent me her paletot pattern, so I need to trace it off and get it back to her.
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Day Gown One: Like so many of us I took advantage of the silk sale at Fabric Mart, and scooped this up. I plan to keep this dress simple, with the fabric doing the talking, but I do want to make it an asymmetrical front. I also found a photograph of a woman with a small checked dress with a scalloped hem, so I might do that as well.
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Day Dress Two: Despite the bad photo this is teal and charcoal gray wool. I have two differing ideas for it, and it'll come down to if I feel up to/have time for sewing miles of soutache. If I don't have the time, or do in fact make an elliptical hoop, then I'll go with something more like the second, with the colors reversed because I have more teal than charcoal.
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Ball Gown One: plaid possé forever! I already promised Robin I'd match the plaid on my skirt, unlike my inspo pic.
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Fancy Dress: I was recently given a bunch of silk, and it included an almost perfectly coordinated stripe and solid. So I'm going to do an icicle themed dress. I'll pick up some organza to trim it with, I think, because that'll be easier than lace. I'm thinking poofs, to look like snow, along the neckline and hem. (Winter fancy dress in the middle, semi inspiration)
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I've got a round hoop at the moment, which is what I plan to use for the fancy dress, but as mentioned further up I'd like to make an elliptical hoop for everything else. I ordered a $16 bridal hoop on ebay, and the hooping will work to remake it into an elliptical. I ordered a second one though, so I can put 12 hoops into it instead of just six, to make it sturdier. Still cheaper than buying the boning on it's own!

I also plan to make a wrapper of some sort, but I don't know what fabric I'm going to use for it at the moment. I've got some time for that though!
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