The story of the final stages: I stayed up til about 130 last night finishing things, as I wanted them for today, and I’d had a longish nap early in the evening. Ahem, 2 vodkas straight after work, what a lightweight. Waistcoat: all I had to do was understitch, sew the single sideseam, and make … Continue reading Steaming On #15: no more I promise!
And a frabjous time was had by all. We nearly didn’t go: the arranged meeting time was 10am, which I knew would be unlikely given our habit of Saturday morning lie-ins…and I was right. We woke up properly at about 930, so I went to make tea and toast and assumed that my little wifelet … Continue reading Steamin On #14: the big reveal
No pics, just a big SQUEEEEEEEEE! I got it all finished very late last night, and we’re now getting into full regalia [apart from my time travelling device unfortunately] to go to join some Steampunks at Stourport Carnival. There will be many, many photos later I promise xxx Continue reading Steamin On # 13 3/4
Progress! Teaser time: My skirt: finished. D’s shirt: finished. Ma’s dress sleeves: finished. Cocopop dress: finished [again.] Progress on the hat, bias neckband for the shift cut and pinned, and nearly enough space cleared to cut out the waistcoat. Yesterday’s doldrums well and truly kicked into touch. A few teaser pics, full outfit once shift … Continue reading Steaming On #13 1/2
Hmmmm. I have these flurries of activity, as you know. And I must admit, by and large, all goes pretty well- but we all have THOSE DAYS don’t we? As is my wont, I blogged yesterday about all the plans, and then steamed ahead. Everything cut out bar the wife’s waistcoat, threads colour matched in … Continue reading Steaming On #13. [Definitely unlucky for some…]
Hello! Have you missed me? No? *sulk/huff* I’ve been enrolling at college all week, and then sorting out all the MIS-enrolments made by other staff onto ‘my’ courses. Quite boring, and I’ve been coming home every night and having a ‘nap’ that lasts until almost bedtime. Riotous stuff eh? Still, it’s a long weekend now, … Continue reading Steaming On #12
My skirt and underpinnings…a teaser Black taffeta, front panel slightly A line, back panel half circle with a single pleat. V-shaped yoke at front, slightly curved at the back. Wide waistband, fastening at the side. I used the yoke pattern from that Gunne Saxe suit, and extended it out 2″ either side to accommodate my … Continue reading Steaming On #11