Having spent many hours fiddling about with the parasol, and then fiddling about getting the skirt draperies to go together properly, and then another hour or so cutting out carefully measure pinked strips to make the trim for the skirt draperies…I wanted to get on with something straightforward. And so, the riding breeches toile came back … Continue reading SWA(SP)P 2016-Wildcards-#5: Riding breeches
An interlude to ask some questions before I put this to one side for completion later in the year: I purchased this little charmer at a vintage fair in the summer, shortly after succumbing to the brown silk one on ebay. This was much more expensive [although still a bargain] and I fell in love … Continue reading Para-gon: another project in the making
And it’s done! Last night I faffed about joining strips of pinked bias fabric together, then gathering 16 tiny sections and pinning it all to the edge of the lace. My wife was very complimentary, and I was chuffed…but then I started to flap about how to actually sew it down. Those gathers needed to … Continue reading Para-Medic #5- Brolly Good Show!
So close, but too tired to finish it off after all. I got the lace arranged and attached, using fairly loose running stitches on the right side, and moderately small stitches inside. Not as neat as it should be, but I’m losing the will to live. The pinked and gathered strip makes a decent enough … Continue reading Para-medic #4, the home stretch?
BUT, the first deadlines are approaching- will I make it? January 2016, Historical Sewing Monthly, ‘Procrastination’. My life’s story… I did the adjustments to the top of the parasol cover, and it worked very nicely. I did some slow steady hand sewing the other day, and got the parasol edge trimming attached. Quite nice too, though … Continue reading Hurrah for payday!
I asked the lovely folk of the Historical Sewing Monthly for some advice. I also canvassed the madly creative bunch at Sewing for Steampunk and Cosplay. Sometimes you just can’t see the wood for the trees can you? The blindingly brilliant advice I received, which honestly hadn’t occurred to me, was to take the cover … Continue reading Para-medic #3: if at first…
For the Historical Sewing Monthly’s January challenge [‘procrastination’] I want to finish my UFO parasol. I started this project in October, since when it has been propped on an upside-down chair in the corner of the room [don’t ask] glaring at me balefully. I’ve re-ironed the fabric remnants for it several times…and then stopped. Yesterday, … Continue reading Para-medic #2, stitched up