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!
Cheering myself up [family worries] and clearing the heap of cut-out projects that I produced last weekend. The combinations were such fun to make, I grabbed the next item on the heap, so that I didn’t need to re-thread the machine. It’s not as if it takes any time or effort, I just like to … Continue reading More goodies for my steampunk wardrobe.
That’s me! I got the oil out [thank you Vanish] and hung them up to dry while I went back to college to do my evening class. So here are a few silly pics of me showing my huuuuuuuge but quite pretty Edwardian combinations. I’m not bothering with a waistline casing, as these will … Continue reading Combination boiler
I’ve not finished the hand stitching to finish the breeches, but here’s a belt loop I then sewed up all the seams in the lilac evening bodice ready for a fitting Assuming the fitting goes well [and remember, I have to get all togged up to try it out] I’ll be hand stitching all those … Continue reading Various SWA[SP]P an’ ting…
More information and guidance just arrived, courtesy of an email from the very helpful and informative Susan, who curates the costume collection at Hull museums… Here is her first message: Many thanks for your enquiry, which has been passed to me as I look after the costume collection at Hull Museums. We do have a … Continue reading Parasol Investigation Update #2