A pocketful of posers…

  But first, a short bulletin on the Cathedral dress.  My wonderful wide black eyelash lace arrived from China OOOH! For some reason, it came in three pieces of about 3m each.  No idea why they do that, and fortunately, it won’t matter. I keep finding more images of Victorian dresses which use this colour … Continue reading A pocketful of posers…

Hard at work…

…in more than one sense.  Hard at work still sewing, even though not much has been finished yet.  And meanwhile, at work, it’s hard.  Very hard. Still, my new timetable gives me a long weekend instead of a midweek break, like last year, and I’m adjusting to the change of pace.  Plenty of time to … Continue reading Hard at work…

Licking the windows

Getting faster! I also looked at lots of images of 1890s skirts, trying to work out how to get what is basically a gored, A line shape, fuller at the back from…squares.  These things are not going to make up obligingly into A shapes.  Nope.  Not gonna happen. Then it came to me.  Maths.   … Continue reading Licking the windows

Asylum 2017

Warning- long post, lots of pics! For 9 years, hordes of steam punks from all over the world have descended on Lincoln and much silliness hath ensued.  We started steam punking just under 2 years ago, and have now attended 2 Asylum weekends.  It’s amazing!  Literally thousands of people [not all steam punks, some muggles … Continue reading Asylum 2017