Steaming On #13 1/2

Progress!  Teaser time: My skirt:  finished. D’s shirt:  finished. Ma’s dress sleeves:  finished. Cocopop dress: finished [again.] Progress on the hat, bias neckband for the shift cut and pinned, and nearly enough space cleared to cut out the waistcoat. Yesterday’s doldrums well and truly kicked into touch. A few teaser pics, full outfit once shift … Continue reading Steaming On #13 1/2

Steaming On #12

Hello! Have you missed me?  No? *sulk/huff* I’ve been enrolling at college all week, and then sorting out all the MIS-enrolments made by other staff onto ‘my’ courses.  Quite boring, and I’ve been coming home every night and having a ‘nap’ that lasts until almost bedtime.  Riotous stuff eh? Still, it’s a long weekend now, … Continue reading Steaming On #12

Steaming On #11

My skirt and underpinnings…a teaser Black taffeta, front panel slightly A line, back panel half circle with a single pleat.  V-shaped yoke at front, slightly curved at the back.  Wide waistband, fastening at the side. I used the yoke pattern from that Gunne Saxe suit, and extended it out 2″ either side to accommodate my … Continue reading Steaming On #11

Steaming on #9

Wife’s trousers are done and look super fab with the New Rock boots and top hat.  No pics til the shirt is done though, far too indecorous!  Here’s a teaser, with the rapidly progressing power pack for the blunderbuss and a load of belts I found in a bag on top of the wardrobe.  Hoarder?  … Continue reading Steaming on #9

Steaming On #8

Wife Time! Now she’s busily perfecting her rather amazing steam powered blunderbuss [see above], so I’m just going to get going… Her character [Harriet ‘just call me Harry’ Palms] is a werewolf adventuress, and my bosom companion.  Ahem.  She does all the fighting, apart from anything I can deal with using hatpins and a firm … Continue reading Steaming On #8

Steaming On #7

Steaming to a stop [for now] 10 small buttons, 4 hand sewn buttonholes, 4 large cogs, 2 small keys,  1 hook and eye [and a partridge in a pear treeeeeeeeeee] A bit more hand sewing, but this time, no bleeding fingertips.  Jacket and bodice are done [I think] Things that went well- most of the … Continue reading Steaming On #7

Steaming On #6

The coat is almost complete now, I just need to sew the sleeve lining in place, and deal with buttons and buttonholes [meh] It all went together pretty straightforwardly, although after my earlier praise of the interesting pocket insertion, I managed to make a booboo:  bearing in mind that I’d cut an 18 upper body, … Continue reading Steaming On #6