I was so determined to finish this bloody silk bodice today. It’s been sitting there, part done, for so ruddy long, making me feel guilty. I just spent the best part of an hour carefully clipping, trimming and pressing all the ruddy princess seams in the silk, and in the coutil lining. I’m all hot … Continue reading AAArrrrggghhh!
Geddit? Geddit? Oh please yourselves… Actually, it was really, really good. We’re still celebrating out anniversary, with a lovely weekend away in the Brecon Beacons. [Wales, for those not in the UK]. A few weeks ago, we made some new steampunk friends, and went dinosaur hunting, which was my birthday treat. They invited us back, … Continue reading Brecon Bad
I really have been irked, that, after looking forward to my summer sewing time, I’ve spent most of it asleep or messing about on FaceBook! Enough is enough, I thought yesterday, and in my true-to-form style of sudden great bursts of procudctivity, spurred on by ‘I want to wear it this weekend-itis’, I set to. … Continue reading Now that’s more like it…
Yeah, yeah, I know it means ‘why’ not ‘where’ but just let it go for now eh? I uncovered a bit of mojo yesterday, it seems that I MUST have a talking book, and a list. Thus armed, I got all that ruddy cording done, and the bodice pieces assembled for a fitting. In case … Continue reading Mojo! Mojo! Wherefore art thou..?
I should be finishing that bodice- but it’s so very hard to stop buying fabric. Very hard. We bought a new mattress and full replacement bedding on Thursday…and I got some fabric. We are painting the bedroom in grey and sage green, and the bedding shades are all grey, so we want/need a a throw … Continue reading Bodice Building…well, nearly
How long has it been since I cut these out? I looked back, and found it was…oh dear, JANUARY when I made the toile. The original inspiration was this image And I found McCall’s 4713 to adapt for something approximating to the look. I cut out two, one in the very last fragment’s of Dawn’s … Continue reading Bodice Conscious