I've now made two 1540s French hoods, and I'm having an absolute blast.
I must have been a raccoon in a past life, since I think the thing that is really pleasing me is the amount of sparkly bling that goes on these. I adore them
Here are some big shots of the first one.
And here is the frillistically improved hood #2
As I said on a FB post, I am moved by how different these can look with only a few changes. I feel like describing them in wine tasting terminology:While the top hood comes across as shy and feminine, with flirtatious undertones the red one is sophisticated and elegant, with distinct notes of orderly self assurance.
See - That's how I think the frill should look. As soon as I steam it to set the folds, I can pull out that basting thread. I sure love the way that metallic silk organza looks and handles. And after a remarkably restrained trip to the Orange Bag Store in Toronto, I now have it in FIVE colors!! (Gold, lighter gold, blacker gold, redder gold, and, weirdly, purple/blue gold - which is on the bottom in the picture.)
(sorry - above shot is fuzzy)
I really like the lower billiment beads on this one.
And that's it for now - they are swimming right along. The next one is almost ready for its close-up.
It's a black satin paste on a white cap, and I haven't decided on the upper billiment yet.
I can't wait to see what I think it tastes like.