I have all the lovely blue marking on the underlining (at least I don't have to mark all 3 layers! Just the lining and fashion fabrics!) plus the pins and the basting stitches. I am using silk thread for the basting. Pretty enjoyable stuff, wish it were more readily available. Should make pulling it out much easier, too. I still have more hand basting to do, but am nearly finished and then on to the sewing! And the clock is ticking...! Nothing like a little pressure to get it done.
I got a little sidetracked today because my ds had asked me to learn to knit. We picked out yarn at Michael's yesterday. Really lovely and very, very soft organic cotton with a little lumpiness about it for texture. Here he is practicing on some from my stash:
He's caught on very fast, I must say!
Here's a little teaser picture of dd with her work-in-progress beaded accessory for her finished dress (it's held up to her muslin). I think it's going to look stunning! The dress itself might have other "accessorizing", but we'll have to see!
Finally, to tell or not to tell? Dd doesn't know what dd, ds, dh, etc. So she and her db figured dd must be ditzy daughter, etc. You know, in this day and age of texting thumbs, I think I'll let them figure it out themselves, what do you think?