An easy enough sew, and here it is on a hanger. I’ll take more pics when the skirt is finished, but wanted to get this one posted. African print embossed cotton, lined in a quilted satin from a table runner, and black silk/cotton in the sleeves. Sleeves are also underlined in taffeta, and stiffened with … Continue reading Edwardian skirt & Eton Jacket #2- Jacket complete
So, while corseted, I decided to complete the saga with some pics. Because of hair, corset, and very very slim fitting dress, the missus had to help post me into this one, and get it wiggled down over my lumps. At which point I realised that I still haven’t inserted the collar wires or made … Continue reading Burda 7029, #10: Hobbled
I zoomed ahead after getting the main assembly done, and spent a jolly [ahem] couple of hours bashing grommets into place. Then I slipped the lacing in, and had a quick try-on…even without boning this gives a lovely shape, very curvaceous! I played with some lace left over from my daughter’s wedding dress, and I … Continue reading Whale I never! Edwardian corset #2
No pics yet of me wearing it, I need to get corseted up, and don’t have the energy right now. So here it is, on its hanger, with a peek at the inserted pleat/godet. Continue reading Burda 7029, #9: done and dusted.
The end is nigh. Sewing down facings, sewing on buttons. Many buttons. Many, many buttons. After I’d sewn the collar facing down, I decided it was too floppy, so I opened it back up, and slipped in a folded, starched piece of silk organza. Better. Not stiff and uncomfortable, but should hold up nicely. … Continue reading Burda 7029 #8: Les boutons, les boutons, hi hi hi, hon hon hon!
Ah well. Life’s tough, my sew-jo has been thin on the ground for a week or more, and now another weight gets added to the pile… I forced myself to get back to the sewing today, so that my mid-week day off would feel productive. I wrestled with the elastic button loops, all 20 of … Continue reading Hobble Trouble: Burda 7029 #7
You know how sometimes, you tell yourself something like ‘that’s all the tricky stuff done, soon be finished’ and then you realise it ruddy well isn’t? Lace is all on, fiddly piped waistbands are on, started to sew the zip in…and then remembered. All those buttons. Aargh! The pattern instructions aren’t very specific about the … Continue reading That Sinking feeling…Burda 7029 #7
All the trim is stitched onto the skirt overlays, some by machine, some by hand. That was a lot of faffing, but they look really nice. Next step was to lay the lapels onto the side bodice pieces, stitch the lining/facing pieces on, and turn through. Then I pinned the assembled side pieces onto the … Continue reading Progress report -Burda 7029 #6
Slow but steady: The lapels and the mock buttonholes are all machine stitched, and the lapel linings applied by hand. I’ve stared long and hard at the overlay trim layout, and decided that it was just too…pink. ‘Maybe I needed more of the flocked chiffon?’ I wondered, but a rummage in the scrap bags failed … Continue reading Pipe Smokin’ -Burda 7029 #5
Well it’s as good as it’s going to get, and certainly at least adequate! The lapels are looking good, the back is a bit tatty on the corners, but not enough to bother me- this is dress up not a wedding gown! The ribbon trim is on, and I’m currently playing with lace and ribbon … Continue reading Piping Hot! Burda 7029 #4