I took a deep breath [and swore a bit] and started unpicking. Overlocked, topstitched unpicking. Yes. That. At least the unpicking was pretty, as I have the overlocker threaded in a medley of green blue and purple, cos why not? I made myself more grumpy by finishing off listening to a crap audiobook [‘A Discovery … Continue reading Un-pickety witch- Purple passion pants #2
What is she on about? You ask. Well, I vaguely remember this being a favourite phrase back when I was in 6th form, I think it came from some torrid bodice-ripper someone was reading, and the ‘paroxysms of purple passion’ that were described. We decided that to be on the safe side, we should all … Continue reading Feeling Crotch-ety:Purple Passion Pants#1
On with the construction. I made up the toile in curtain lining straight from the packet, and left the neckline straight across, so that I could judge the sweetheart shape once she was wearing it. The train was very short compared to the inspiration dress, but I left it, and planned to just add some … Continue reading Ele-vating: Wedding dress #2
Get it? Get it? Oh, I’ll get me coat. Just in case you thought I’d fallen off the face of the earth- I’m hanging on by my finger nails, but still here. And yesterday, I did the first fitting of this year’s wedding dress project. I will not be blogging about this until July, for … Continue reading Tease for…Toile
4 of 5, bear with me! Between fittings: I cut out the skirt, did some more maths to calculate the size of the godets, pondered on the best way to insert them, and got cracking. I’d done some eBaying, and found a gorgeous vintage petersham in turquoise, some turquoise cord [more on that later] and … Continue reading Wedding #4: Jacketing
3 of 5 First fitting. After much consideration, and some careful measuring, I decided to have a go at draping the shell top directly onto Jackie. Eeek! She’d taken my advice and bought a very well-fitting bra, and also remembered to wear it to each fitting [I’d have biffed her if she hadn’t lol] She … Continue reading Wedding #3:
FINALLY managed to get the missus to lace me up, and help out with this ruddy fitting. Best part of a week waiting, this is not funny! Work so far-I’d rough pinned the front darts out, dividing the excess gained from my FBA into three darts, two under the bust either side, one slightly to … Continue reading 6Nap bodice- on with the show!