There is a reason Janus has two faces, the common wisdom is he looks to the past and the future. I think it's so he can talk about you when you're not in the room.
I'm partial to the 'ember months, but they must all be gotten through. I could burrow into the sofa so deep it becomes an intaglio of my ass.....mustn't give in. Sometimes you eat the bear, sometimes the bear eats you and sometimes you curl up beside him until Springtime.
Why be gloomy when the sun is out, it's not like I have to shovel snow. And since I am highly distractible, I'll use that minor power to get some things done.
Hunting on the interwebs I found a page for the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco. On their calendar is a celebration of Emperor Norton's 200th birthday. Champagne and dress-up, I'm in.
I have wanted to make a swiss waist from the 1870's/80's for a while, I've collected images and set up a Pinterest board. Maybe it's time I make one. I have scraps from a black satin underskirt and scraps are all you need.
|This illustration is from 1890 and shows the pattern pieces.|
|Not a corset, a "swiss waist" worn over a blouse or bodice.|
|Pinned together, it will button up the front.|
|It looks smoother IRL|
|The underbodice will be the black stripe of the overskirt. Are you keeping score?|
January and I started a thing, I call that progress.
Ever Your Thimble Servant,