…I are mostly sewing a corset. Sew Curvy ‘Sophia’, in a black ‘tulip broché’ remnant from Vena Cava. This is for ‘normal’ wear, not steampunk, so I don’t want a huge waist reduction, just a bit of shape for ‘stealthing’ under modern clothing. I’m making it single layer, to keep bulk down, and will wear … Continue reading When not baiting racists…
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!
I’m already bored with Sewing With A Plan…temporarily, I hope. So I diverted myself by sorting some of my lovely stash fabrics and patterns ready for the next monster cutting out session. I’ve even pre-washed some of the fabric! [That’s REAL procrastination for me] Here are the plans so far, split into ‘muggle’ clothes, and … Continue reading Plans and Market days
It’s been finished for a few days now, and I also whizzed up the period authentic bum/hip pad and ‘chicken fillets’ or ‘bust improvers’ as they were known then. Patterns for these are included in the pattern, all very cool and easy. So, a reminder. It’s the Truly Victorian E01, 1903 Edwardian corset. … Continue reading S-bend in action: Edwardian Corset #3
Woohoo I got me some sew-jo! I had a mad indulgent splurge last week [payday, can’t help myself] and ordered shedloads of patterns and fabrics. They’ve been arriving all week, and I finally reached ignition point and got the itch again. Just a little, but I have put in several hours of pattern prep … Continue reading Cutting Remarks
Time is very tight right now, and I’m ACHING to get some sewing done. As payday arrived, I consoled myself during the long, tedious, unproductive hours at work, and did a little [ahem] internet shopping. And the parcels have been turning up nice and steadily… These are all for my lovely missus-green stretch twill, and … Continue reading Retail therapy and more ideas…
Hi lovely people. Sometime earlier in the year I asked if anyone would be interested in a corset sew-along. Although this is labelled very loosely as a such, there is no start or finish date. If you fancy giving it a go I will be posting my construction stages in real-time and will be answering… via … Continue reading Sewing with Mother: Sew Curvy Sophia Underbust Corset — Mother of Reinvention
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]
Traipsing around on FaceBook recently, as I do, I joined a group unpronouncably named CoBloWriMo (Costume Blog Writing Month), which aims to kick members into blogging by giving daily prompts throughout June. We’re not required to blog every day, or to use all the prompts, just to use the ones which we want. Nice and easy … Continue reading Why won’t you [un-]Dye?
A very productive day, after a rather dispiriting one yesterday. Yes, the skirt went well [and has progressed a little more today, trimmed, pressed and ready for finishing.] Unfortunately, the toile for the jacket threw up a new challenge: galloping back flab! Ew! My eyes! My eyes! Before the back fat, try to concentrate for … Continue reading SWA(SP)P 2016-Pack 1-#2, green jacket