I got my bodice fabric on May 19th and my skirt fabric on May 21st. I just got my closures in the mail on Saturday. Where am I with this new costume after a few weeks?
I made two mock-ups for the bodice before making the bodice out of the actual fabric. I had to remake the lining, and I have to take in the back when I have the bustier that goes beneath the bodice. The panty didn't work with the mock-up so I have to make a new one. I made the skirt, stitched on two thirds of the ruffle, ordered the feather trim for the rest of it. I bought rhinestones, dyed my fancy shoes and dissolved the glue on one of the soles.
This number debuts on July 11th. I have less than a month. I made a list of the remaining tasks to complete the costume (besides ordering supplies on the internet). There are 23 things on that list and almost a month to get them all done. If each task takes an hour, that's 23 more hours of work to go. I have a pretty strong feeling that most of the tasks will take more than an hour; making pasties won't be a fast cycle and neither will creating and fitting a new panty. I'm probably looking at 40 more hours to completion.
That seems a little daunting. Looks like I'm packing my costume tomorrow so I can get some work done. Can I get it all done in time?