Monthly Making

2016 in pictures I make this 45 garments [I thought it would be more, but hey-ho, some were extremely time-consuming] 11 for Dawn, 4 for other family members…and 30 for me.  Ahem.  Selfish sewing alert!  Of that thirty, only 6 items weren’t steampunk or dress-up.  Hilarious! On the extrememly positive side, I don’t think I’ve … Continue reading Monthly Making

AAArrrrggghhh!

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!

Bodice Shop

Time goes so fast when I’m on holiday!  I’m actually struggling to get my sewing speed up to normal- maybe I have just too many things on the back burner, so I can’t get a move on.  I spent most of yesterday messing on the PC or napping, and finally got down to some sewing … Continue reading Bodice Shop

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