All done. I can hardly believe it! Nothing to do now but take the photos. And make a gazillion accessories and extensions. And make just as many things for the wife… It’s been quite a week: after being soooo focussed and productive for two weeks+ over Easter, I had to acclimatise to getting up early, … Continue reading SWA(SP)P 2016-Pack 1-#12: Frilled to Bits!
Well that took three days longer than expected/hoped, but it’s done. Unless I decide it needs more soutache around the button area…you can tell me later! The buttonholes were a cinch, so easy and fast I was almost disappointed and could have carried on making buttonholes all over the thing. I had to do a … Continue reading SWA(SP)P 2016-Wildcards-#15: The riding jacket complete!
Well that took longer than expected…but all the braiding is done, all the bones got matched to their casings and sewn onto the seam allowances, and the bottom edge of the lining has been attached, trimmed, pressed and understitched. PHEW! I’ve got the buttonholer set up to make ten buttonholes tomorrow, and the only other … Continue reading SWA(SP)P 2016-Wildcards-#14: Oh my aching fingers!
Although I had hoped to finish this today, and haven’t, I’m very pleased with progress…from the seemingly interminable stage of stitching down seam allowances, and the similarly tedious thread-tracing the wolf design onto the back of the jacket, I finally got onto attaching the soutache this morning. The first sleeve went very slowly, as I … Continue reading SWA(SP)P 2016-Wildcards-#13: Soutache! Bless you!
Subtitled: Hand sew on hand sew forth… Earlier this week I assembled the lining for the riding jacket. This was a work of genius, as it turned out that I only had a very small amount of the lovely black silk/cotton left, so there was some fiendish mathematical jigsaw work going on. Isn’t it a … Continue reading SWA(SP)P 2016-Wildcards-#12: Riding into the sunset
Well I’m pretty chuffed with this- I’d expected to have to take it in quite a lot at the darts, but now I’m not so sure. I tried it on over a new RTW overbust corset, which does it [and me] no favours to be honest. It makes my bust smaller, my waist 2″ larger … Continue reading SWA(SP)P 2016-Wildcards-#11: Riding jacket first fitting
It’s all cut out, and the underlining is attached. I’m using some scraps of lightweight denim to make chest and back interlining/interfacing/thingy whatnots, in my own version of tailoring. The fabric has a gorgeous colour and texture, but is definitely more lightweight than would perhaps be ideal…however, it will be getting most of its wear … Continue reading SWA(SP)P 2016-Wildcards-#10: Riding jacket progress
Today we are entertaining. Thus, I’ve had to box/bag everything from the sewing room, and lug it all upstairs. Again. Tomorrow, it’ll all come back down again, and several things will have vanished. Sigh. I was REALLY hoping to sign off the ballgown this weekend, I’m behind schedule, and getting fed up of it, truth … Continue reading More toile, more trouble…