November is my birthday month. But in 2020 the world was still struggling with the global pandemic. Vaccine development in the United States had started six months earlier with Operation Warp Speed already established and officially announced on May 15, 2020. Our best scientific minds were in full force and we were full of promise and hope. Six months later, on November 14, 2020 we were just a month away from the first Covid vaccine being administered in the US on December 14, 2020 to Sandra Lindsay, a New York nurse.
November 14, 2020 was also the day the Regency Society of Virginia had organized a Zoom get-together including inviting Charles Burns, The Silhouettist from the UK. I reserved my place as a birthday gift to myself and had made the Regency Overdress which I detailed in this blog post and the first of a two-part video. Link for the video is in the blog post.
I had purchased the Wingeo pattern for a Gathered Day Hat which was in the same time frame as the Overdress pattern also by Wingeo.
|Twist cord supplies. One completed twist cord.|
|Start of creating tassel.|
|3 or 6 tassels to be sewn.|
|Larger wood bead covered.|
|3 tassels ready for final assembly.|
|2 tassels steamed, 1 before steaming.|
|3 tassels steamed.|
With the tassels finished and a small rosette created for the bottom of the reticule where that tassel will attach, the Drawstring Petal Reticule is finished!