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, and time to get cracking and finish these outfits. The little bustle/tournure carries the weight of the taffeta skirt nicely, and the skirt has been hanging all week to let the bias drop. It doesn’t seem to have done much, but taffeta’s firmly woven, so I’m not expecting adramatic droop anyway. I’ve just done some trimming to blend in the curve of the back to the ‘straight’ front panel, and tried everything on together.
Nope, no pics yet, I need to hem it so it doesn’t fray away. and then get some makeup and shoes on! Have a little patience folks…
I’ve also done a bit of playing about with some of the green taffeta, and have it pinned to cover my hat. This is the hat I wore as MOB for my youngest’s wedding three years ago. [THREE! Time flies…]
I’ve never done this before, so it’s probably an abomination to the eye of any milliners around. Here it is, pinned experimentally, and ready to be basted a little more neatly in place before I sit happily hand stitching for several hours.
Also in the pile for hand sewing: doc-daughter’s cocopop dress, with the bodice finally shortened by an inch. I just have to press it and handsew the lining back down. I hate these little jobs, they’re what I leave to pile up for months…and years…
Another ‘little job’ is to shorten a dress for my mum that’s been sitting in a bag for a couple of weeks. I strongly suspect that there are a couple of little jobs for the ma-in-law also sitting in a bag. Dammit.
Another little job? Why not. Sewing the buttons onto the cuffs of the wife’s steampunk shirt, and adding the pearl snaps to the front. I would have done buttonholes, but she wants snaps, so there you go.
Meh. I hate all these tiddly jobs, so to make me happier, I’m also going to cut out a couple of fairly quick projects for me- I succumbed to 2 of the new Butterick patterns.
B6254 and B6241.
I was going to do the Tilton coat dress in the monochrome, but it’s a drapier knit than the blue, so I’m using it for the dress with the drapey pockets instead. The black and blue geometric print is more stable, but has enough stretch for the coat dress. If there’s enough fabric anyway…if not, I’ll experiment with cutting one or both sleeves in black. I’m bound to have enough black of some sort upstairs…
And finally: I get to play with a pattern to try for wifey’s asymmetric steampunk waistcoat. Blimey I’m making myself feel tired now. Nap time….