Oh now this is ridiculous! I’m so close to getting the damn thing done, and I have more decisions to make. The first was easy: Although the pinkish lilac of the trims matches quite well with the pinkish sequins…er, no. So they came off. The trim on the left is the scaled down version of … Continue reading SWA(SP)P 2016-Pack 2-#14: Closer and closer
No no no! That’s Nighy’s end, very different. I spent HOURS yesterday putting the boning into the bodice. First I had to find it. That took ages, as I knew it was all in the large cardboard envelope that it came in, but the ruddy thing had fallen over and was lying on a shelf … Continue reading SWA(SP)P 2016-Pack 2-#13: The end is nigh
Sore fingers ahoy! I added an extra SIX belt loops to the riding breeches last night, which was pretty tricky in places because of all the thicknesses of fabric around the pockets etc. I also unpicked one side of the zip, moved the fabric over a bit and hand picked it back in place. I … Continue reading Trim-triminee trim trim
Here they are, modelled. I love these, not much to say except that the ruddy white one is very hard to do up because the invisible fasteners are..er..invisible. Continue reading Camisole-mio!
Here’s the black and ivory lace Edwardian blouse. I won’t be wearing it with this silver skirt, but there’s a limit to how many costume changes I can bear in one shoot! It’s very light, smooth and comfortable, so will be great to wear to Asylum in August.It’s meant to be worn tucked in, with … Continue reading SWA(SP)P 2016-Combo Pack-#1: Two blouses
Modelling time- bodice pinned on, and I’m happy with it. Even though it’s crumpling at the back waist and falling off the shoulders a bit, all will be well. I can take the neck edges in a tiny bit when I finish them, and if needed, tuck a bit of elastic away under the trimming … Continue reading SWA(SP)P 2016-Pack 2-#12: All the bits together
I’ve been promising these shots for quite a while, but we got cracking, and took fifty or so pics for me to choose from… In the wildcard pack, I’ve now completed the breeches and the bolero, just the riding jacket to do. The breeches look baggier on the bum and looser on the waist than … Continue reading SWA(SP)P 2016-Wildcards-#9: Modelling the bolero and breeches
I’ve posted about the process of assembling all of this, which is to be worn over the silver skirt. It’s been waiting for the missus to find five minutes to stand on a stool wearing the skirt so that I could finish arranging the bustling at the back. [On a stool because she’ a couple … Continue reading SWA(SP)P 2016-Pack 2-#11: Skirt drapery
Oh I’m so grateful for a decent audio book to listen to, the hours pass much more quickly when you’re working on one of these tedious finishing tasks. Here’s my list from the last post: I need to do the hand sewing on my breeches. I need to pin up and sew the draping on … Continue reading Sore fingers a.k.a ‘il faut souffrir pour etre belle’
Yeah yeah, it should be WsIP but I don’t care, I’m such a rebel! I need to do the hand sewing on my breeches. I need to pin up and sew the draping on my evening skirt. I need to do a fitting on the lilac bodice. I need to sew the lace beading onto … Continue reading Another interlude-too many WIPs!