Hand-sewing an 18th C. petticoat and also hand-sewing ruched silk ribbon to a silk hat brim for the same outfit. I'm gettin' real tired of hand-sewing this junk! (I still have the stays/corset to finish, then I have to cut out the dress, sew that, and the coordinating under-skirt for the dress.)
(If you're wondering why I don't use a machine, it's because I'm a weirdo about authenticity. The sewing machine wasn't invented until the 1840's, and we're doing 1776. Most reenactors I've seen machine-sew the hidden seams, and hand-sew the ones that show. I just can't do it, though, in the interests of an October deadline, I'm cheating on the stays, as nobody will see them. If I don't get the stays done first, I can't fit my dress.)
I wonder what normal people do on Wednesday nights????