I have gotten a lot done and it's it's been the best sort of sewing - a fiddling out of little puzzles and relaxed stitching. Very peaceful and productive. The secret project is very near completion and I think will be both hilarious and adorable. Adorable isn't quite the adjective I was going for in this particular project, but the style I've chosen kinda makes it so, and there are worse things to be.
The Turque is almost done, all I need to do is hem it and add the sleeves and the back trimming/tassels. I wouldn't have been able to make this without a dress form, really the whole thing was put together and fitted by draping. I'm sure there ARE other ways but that was how I did it. So much of the back pleats and fitting of the over gown really had to be done on the form.
I must say overall I'm pretty pleased it with it. The whole outfit is very ridiculous, I don't think I ever would have chosen these colors to pair together had I not been copying the fashion plate. But it's ridiculous in a sort of awesome way so I'm happy with it. Hopefully I won't be too "Aunt Pittipat" in pink and teal. :P
Here's a crappy iphone sneak peek: