Ride 'Em Cowboy - Shirt - Part VIII
A Little Catch-up
I know you haven't seen REC in quite a while, and to be honest, I haven't made a tremendous amount of progress on it. I almost have the yoke complete, and with a little luck, I will be able to finish it tonight to the point where I can start assembling the shirt. This is actually a good thing because I have a show entry deadline in a few weeks and I should really have this ensemble ready to photograph by then. Next week, my daughter will be at camp, so my son and I have already decided to dedicate next week to working on REC. Her school wardrobe will complete enough by then to start school and I can finish all the cold weather clothing in September.
Here's what we have so far; back, front and close-up:
All the ropes are complete, and all the appliqué is done. The beading is almost complete, as I'm only lacking the dark portion of the eyeballs for the bull. The embroidery is almost complete, too, I'm just missing a browbone for the bull; you can see that I started it in the photo above, but it is not yet finished. The cuffs are completely done, you'll get to see those later in the construction process.
The next step is to baste the piping in place, seam the shirt front and back at the shoulders and then apply the yokes. Maybe I'll get to that this weekend!
Tomorrow, I'll show you the insides of the green dress and a picture of how it looks on a real person.
Parting Shot: Archery Practice. My son took his bow and arrows to Georgia and was able to practice with his grandfather and uncle. He also received 3 more arrows from Grandpa Pierce and is having fun practicing here at home.