Ele-gant- Wedding Dress #5

The final appointment, which took time to arrange as the bridal party were all busy at different times, and chief bridesmaid needed to come so she could see how to get Ele in and out of the dress, and how to manage the bustle and arrange the train for pics etc.  She admitted she’s an … Continue reading Ele-gant- Wedding Dress #5

Shellfish Sewing

or The Trials and Tribulations of the Lobstertail Bustle: What a fab pattern.  Honest, it goes together like a dream!  There are only 4 pattern pieces, plus the waistband, which hardly counts.  I sewed it up very speedily, and was very impressed by the excellent pattern markings for the boning casings- they go across quite a … Continue reading Shellfish Sewing

Clock lobster!

I’m trying reeeeeeally hard to get some mojo back, despite the drug-haze.  I’ve managed a little cutting spree [you know how much I love cutting out].  So now, the cut-out-but-not-sewn-yet pile consists of denim jodhpurs mock suede bodice for the wife silk bodice for the wife [procrastinating because I can’t NOT cord them now…] silk/cotton … Continue reading Clock lobster!

Steaming On #11

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