More procrastination- I actually finished these dresses 5 months ago (!) but only wore them for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I’ll explain why after this ‘making of’ post which I wrote in October!… B6254 and B6241 Simple makes but I faffed around a lot and they’ve taken far longer to finish … Continue reading Two Butterick Dresses
I decided to carry on. That fabric is just tooooo lovely to abandon the project. I unpicked part of the back seam, and put in a zip. With some faffing and fiddling, I attached a folded facing to each of the four ‘opening edges’ at the top. The back was much easier than the front! … Continue reading SWA(SP)P 2016-Wildcards-#8: Healing the breech?
…or not. I started sewing the riding breeches yesterday, having disassembled the toile and used it as underlining. I corrected the slight fit problems on the too-narrow calves and knees by just cutting a tad wider by eye. I went ahead and cut out lining in a rather thin denim, but may decide against it … Continue reading SWA(SP)P 2016-Wildcards-#7: Breech birth…
I feel like Sherlock Holmes… I have been enquiring hither and yon, and advice and suggestions are coming in. Maliw said: Maybe these people will be able to help with the manufacturer if you contacted them http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/museumcollections/collections/storydetail.php?irn=218 They seem to have a fair collection though I couldn’t see any reference to ARCUS I duly enquired, no … Continue reading Parasol Investigation Update
Just a quick update, while I ponder what fabric to use as waistband facing and side opening facing… The lovely lady at Reconstructing History responded to my FaceBook enquiry within minutes, and was very helpful. When I said I couldn’t visualise quite how to assemble the side openings, she trundled off and took me some … Continue reading SWA(SP)P 2016-Wildcards-#6: Once more into the breeches
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 … Continue reading Cut out and ready to sew