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!

Brecon Bad

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

Bodice Conscious

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