Harlots and Angels ‘Asylum’ corset, in a rather stoosh, pricey patterned coutil from Vena Cava. I cut this out before Xmas, and it sank to the bottom of the sewing pile. Until today. I whizzed the busk in [getting quite good at that] and zoomed all the seams together, carefully measuring the unusually generous 3/4″ … Continue reading The lunatics have taken over my Asylum!
Happy Christmas! My holidays have started, and there was a glimmer of light at the very end of term, hinting that things MIGHT improve slightly next year. Time will tell. Meanwhile, I’ve got some sew-jo bubbling and fizzing. I’ll be doing some end-of-year summary posts over the next couple of weeks, but there’s plenty of … Continue reading Cutting Edge
Right. Asylum out of the way, and booked for next year. Steampunks in Space booked for November [more on that later]. 6Nap done and dusted. Now what? Well, today Dawn collected my new babies: #1 is a 1950 Singer Featherweight 221k She’s in pretty good nick, but needs a little TLC on her electricals, plus a … Continue reading New babies, and plans
CoBloWriMo (Costume Blog Writing Month) Day 3, prompt 3: “Write about a new technique that you have learned recently or would like to learn” I made my first corset, following ‘instructions’ from the corset bible, ‘Corsets and Crinolines.’ It was OK, wearable-ish, but didn’t fit me well. I also couldn’t afford proper gubbins back then, … Continue reading Boning up [again]