No pics yet of me wearing it, I need to get corseted up, and don’t have the energy right now. So here it is, on its hanger, with a peek at the inserted pleat/godet. Continue reading Burda 7029, done and dusted.
The end is nigh. Sewing down facings, sewing on buttons. Many buttons. Many, many buttons. After I’d sewn the collar facing down, I decided it was too floppy, so I opened it back up, and slipped in a folded, starched piece of silk organza. Better. Not stiff and uncomfortable, but should hold up nicely. … Continue reading Burda 7029 #8: Les boutons, les boutons, hi hi hi, hon hon hon!
Ah well. Life’s tough, my sew-jo has been thin on the ground for a week or more, and now another weight gets added to the pile… I forced myself to get back to the sewing today, so that my mid-week day off would feel productive. I wrestled with the elastic button loops, all 20 of … Continue reading Hobble Trouble: Burda 7029 #7
November 12th, 2016, off we trotted to the National Space Centre in Leicester, for [half of] the 2-day ‘Steampunks in Space’ event. I wore my cycling outfit [for my Lunar Cycle of course], and Dawn wore her dapper cape and top hat over a shirt featuring steamships and flying machines. We saw many fantastic … Continue reading Steampunks in Space- a Grand Day Out
You know how sometimes, you tell yourself something like ‘that’s all the tricky stuff done, soon be finished’ and then you realise it ruddy well isn’t? Lace is all on, fiddly piped waistbands are on, started to sew the zip in…and then remembered. All those buttons. Aargh! The pattern instructions aren’t very specific about the … Continue reading That Sinking feeling…Burda 7029 #7
All the trim is stitched onto the skirt overlays, some by machine, some by hand. That was a lot of faffing, but they look really nice. Next step was to lay the lapels onto the side bodice pieces, stitch the lining/facing pieces on, and turn through. Then I pinned the assembled side pieces onto the … Continue reading Progress report -Burda 7029 #6
Slow but steady: The lapels and the mock buttonholes are all machine stitched, and the lapel linings applied by hand. I’ve stared long and hard at the overlay trim layout, and decided that it was just too…pink. ‘Maybe I needed more of the flocked chiffon?’ I wondered, but a rummage in the scrap bags failed … Continue reading Pipe Smokin’ -Burda 7029 #5