I'm having fun making his outfit. And his really unusual crown!! But that Andreas - he isn't easy to do fittings on! I guess I should be thankful that his arms are jointed (at the shoulders) (unlike his lower torso which has no joints at all!) But they only swing backwards and forward - no holding them out straight from the body. So he holds all the layers of the sokutai (which I'm pretty sure is the correct word, the equivalent for men of the word junihitoe for women) pretty tightly against his sides with his arms. Silly kid!! (But I guess this makes him a good running back, right?) As of this evening I'll be finished with the ho (the top layer garment) and only have the hakama left to do. Someone waited too long to shop for fabric for the hakama and someone is worried that the fabric has to come all the way from England .... but hopefully it will get here in time. While thinking about shopping for this last piece of fabric it came to my notice that a really great independent fabric store in Asheville went out of business (Waechter's Silk Shop) last year - too too bad!! I'm lucky that I shopped there when I did a couple of years ago and got the great jacquard fabric for the ho at then.
So I guess since I won't be sewing for Hina Matsuri tomorrow, it might be a good time to take down my Christmas decorations?! In my defense, most of them are more truly "Winter Season" decorations rather than "Christmas" decorations .... and we're getting some of the coldest weather of the winter right now, so "winter" is certainly not gone! But Christmas is over, isn't it?!
"Better late than never"? R.