Well, I haven’t worked on it for a couple of days, but today I powered on through the last of the ties that will form the bows at the front. They’re basically long tubes turned inside out and inserted into the sea between ‘stomacher’ and the side front pieces.
I’ve tied them into rather hasty bows and laid the fabric out as a mock-up:
This was quite a boring part of the process as it’s quite repetitive and didn’t feel like I was making progress. I did do a combination of running and backstitching, though, so it didn’t take too long to do each one. Now I’m past these, I feel like I have my motivation back. Huzzah!