Tonight I stopped of at Byrnie Utz and picked up a hat. I had one I liked online, but didn't know what my hat size was - so I was going to stop in to the local fancy hat shop and find out and then order it. However, they had a nice hat that I liked on hand for about the same price. It's not so much a gambler with that distinctive pencil roll edge, but it suits just fine. I'll take pictures tomorrow when my mother's here to help check the corset and jacket fits.
I also prepped the jacket pattern. I am using Simplicity 2344 as a base; it's just a princess-seam, band collar jacket, but it is in my size and it should be easy to make the changes I am looking to make. This particular pattern is nice in that it contains separate patterns for different bust sizes! It did mean that there are a LOT of pieces on the tissue. It took me a bit to hunt down all the pieces, cut out, and press them. I have cut out the collar, fronts, backs, and one sleeve, but it was late enough that I did not want to start the Mercury. stitching the parts together will not take long.
Short post tonight, it's late. See you all soon!