I have just spent the nicest four days at Urchfont with Textiles 21. They are such a wonderful inspirational, encouraging group of ladies! I wish I could spend all day, every day working with my groups at Urchfont!! I started my time working on the small ruff for Titania. - This is how it looked when I had put it together but as you can see it was not standing as I had hoped. So here is Jane Wild suggesting a way to fix this..... and following her idea it now looks like this.... the next thing was to hand stitch the 50 metres of cord in spirals all over the bodice...... having done this I put together the bodice with its lining and boning and now I have just to finish off the cording around the edges. The next step is to make the eyelets in the front and the stomacher. However I am now thinking about the skirt - and should the costume have panniers or a bustle? Here is one of my previous sets of panniers being tested out as a framework for a bustle.... you can tell that I had not been thinking about a bustle otherwise I would have changed the shape of the bodice to fit better but it may just work... hmmmm thinking time needed !!