We didn't completely blow off sewing though! I got 3 main things accomplished:
1) I sorted out my Victorian corset pattern, got it affixed to freezer paper, and cut out the corset for the butterfly dress (I HATE cutting, so this is a big deal).
2) We mocked up and fitted sleeves for 2 of my patterns, which I may use if I do get around to making a bustle dress this year. This part of the process requires 2 people and is my least favorite part, but with Noelle, it was super easy.
3) We used her crazy pinking-and-strip-making-machine-of-magical-voodoo to make me not have a million hours of work to cut up 4 yards of fabric into a million miles of different sized strips so that I can someday finish my polonaise outfit. I can finally trim the skirt and the jacket and the hat the way I want to! Huzzah! Here's Noelle, being the awesome
Bonus: I also talked through my construction plan with Noelle for my Butterfly dress and it now has the Double Noelle Seal of Approval™.
Next up, construction plans, most likely!