This utterly icky day gave me a great excuse to test a bolero (machined, as with the fitted short dress a few days back), cut the two layer bolero with three quarter length sleeves, finish all the dress and bolero stencilling,

make all the binding needed,

snip the large Bloomer shapes on the dry pieces before 

basting together all dry sections. There was even time to chose the embroidery thread for outlining:

It’s not strong enough for seams of course, but it will make for nice matt outline stitches for the reverse appliqué.