Ever seen Enchanted? Remember Susan Sarandon as Nerissa, when she’s in her pre-dragon transformation outfit? I’ve always loved it. I’ll be going to ‘Asylum’ again this year- the biggest steampunk gathering of the year, held in and around Lincoln Castle every August bank holiday. A group of us started chatting about going as witches, and … Continue reading CoBloWriMo #2-Current Project
Following a couple of questions about the construction of my sorta-6Nap skirt, I’m just going to go over it here, as previously blogged, but all together. Hopefully it will make some sense! First I made the waistband and yoke from a stretch remnant, judging the shape of the points just by eye, sticking masking tape … Continue reading Caught Napping
It’s such hard work getting your other half to take pics isn’t it? There’s always something more urgent, like motorbike races, Kung Fu Panda, or a tub of Ben & Jerry’s. Anyway, here we are, 6 Napoleon in two forms: #1 Work casual The skirt with a hastily hem-tweaked RTW T shirt. I wore it … Continue reading 6Nap and Next Up
Late start at work today, but I managed to squeeze in another fitting of the bodice, so that the missus could help by tracing off the style lines for the skirt yoke onto it. I need to put some elastic into the skirt waistband, as it droops a bit when worn with the corset underneath. … Continue reading 6Nap Bodice progress et al
FINALLY managed to get the missus to lace me up, and help out with this ruddy fitting. Best part of a week waiting, this is not funny! Work so far-I’d rough pinned the front darts out, dividing the excess gained from my FBA into three darts, two under the bust either side, one slightly to … Continue reading 6Nap bodice- on with the show!
The skirt is done, bar the lining, and the jacket is ready for fitting: I’ve sewn up the back panels using the alterations to the pattern as used previously. No fuss. The front panels, where all the fitting takes place, are currently just a calico layer [which should become the underlining. The weird stretchy wet … Continue reading 6Nap skirt: good enough is good enough!
…but we bought no pigs. Or goats. I’ve had a great day though, despite an annoying start when I missed my train and had to wait half an hour for the next one. [But my ruffler replacement arrived, so that was good!] Anyway, I got there, and met up with lovely Kim and Glenda, grabbed … Continue reading To market, to market…