I found some mystery sheer fabric in my stash that is just the right stiffness for supporting cat wings. I think it may be silk organza. It holds up to a very hot iron, so it's not polyester. It's not cotton lawn, because the hand of the fabric is way too stiff for that. It has a bit of snag when you run a hand across it, which makes me think silk, not cotton.
At any rate, whatever it is, it works beautifully as an interlining, and it would be the perfect thing for underpinning a sleeve head with a bit of structure or giving a dress bodice a bit of oomph. And it's just right for wings.
(Mom, if you're reading this, it's that weird super stiff sheer fabric I took from your stash, the stuff that wrinkles horribly if you try to wash it.)
Three princes and three apprentices are setting out on a journey into the great unkown. But the dragon will be harassing them all the way. In this image we see the princess briefing them on their mission.*
So, the bad thing about getting up at 4:30 am three mornings a week and at 5 am two mornings a week is that you're wide awake at 6 am on Saturday morning, no matter what time you went to bed the night before.
But the good thing about being wide awake at 6 am on a Saturday morning is having the house quiet and still for hours before your almost-teen wakes up and starts telling you stories about Moonscar the battle-hardened cat and the rest of the Cat Planet's news. And if your husband is a morning person like mine is, you get to sit in the living room room reading and blogging in companionable silence, steaming cups of coffee nearby.