An unexpected detour
The plaid is a huge one. I figured I could knock out a cartridge pleated skirt for Dickens Faire pretty quickly and it would be something I could do on the patio when the weather is nice and I don't want to be in the sewing room. Funnily enough while I know it's an often hated job and I have no love for handsewing I have no problem cartridge pleating. I think because it's so mindless and doesn't need to actually hold up beyond my getting it sewn to a waistband. I think have enough to make a matching bodice, like this, but if I don't I'll probably do one in black a la this fashion plate or the green jacket one here.
I'd really love to use the green embroidered fabric to make a polonaise and petticoat similar to this:
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