Unless you own an embroidery machine, or you are exceedingly proficient at embroidery with a lot of time on your hands, you can always cut out… I clearly have an obsession and I don't have anything to say for myself.
American Duchess patterns have yet to fail me very badly except for the first pair of stays that I made.
I was quite glad that there was a size 4, considering that I am exceedingly small and usually commercial patterns start at size 6.
I also neglected to check… A character profile, or character sketch, or character bio, or whatever you choose to call it, is a guide for you to know more about your character s , that you may get into writing your story slightly more smoothly.
The cap and fichu: I have five metres of cotton lawn in my stash, most of it is going to be used to make blouses and a shirtwaist, but I think I can spare a metre for the cap and fichu.
I will be using the pattern from the American Duchess Guide to Eighteenth Century Dressmaking and I believe it will work out fine.
The ties were originally some purple poly satin ribbon I got at a local craft store as fifteen-year-old me had no idea where to source actual sewing supplies.
I also neglected to check his date of birth, which will eventually be my downfall.