I know I’ve said it before, but I don’t care: I love cutting out! The scrunch of the scissors through lovely new fabric, the nice little mathematical piles of interesting shapes, the prospect of all that sewing to come. Yum!
My fab cutting shears are my pride and joy, ably assisted by the pinking shears of course [yeah yeah, I mention them in every post, just shut up, the novelty will wear off!]
This evening I finished the cutting out that I abandoned last night because my feet started to hurt. A lot. Even with the cutting board on the dining table, there’s a lot of standing and stretching involved, and I ache after a few hours of it!
In no particular order, here they are
- Wearing History Edwardian Blouse, in black silk/cotton. This will be heavily embellished with lace. I’m perusing some on eBay, but may get some at the market in a week or so. The fabric is very sheer, but the bodice is self-lined. I’ve gone for the elbow length sleeves, and the square neck.
- Wearing History corset cover/camisole, also in black silk/cotton. This will be trimmed with less lavish lace, and ribbon. I may go for ivory as contrast- what do you think?
- Reconstructing History riding breeches, as blogged yesterday, in beige wool twill. I’m considering using this cotton watch print as the waist facings for a bit of fun. See separate post for update on the pattern problem.
- Truly Victorian #460 evening bodice in lilac shot taffeta, along with a pile of the trimming strips waiting to be pleated for this and the skirt drapery.
5. & 6. Two bodices for my lovely wife, to be partially boned and steampunked to within an inch of their lives. One in more of the wedding dress shot dupion, one in a mock suede which has been waiting to be used for some time.
All very exciting! That’s two SWAP items, possibly three if I insert the black blouse into the combo pack.
I feel very productive, and can now pick and choose which to sew as the mood takes me…now to do the breeches update. Follow me!