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
I cut this out in beige coutil a few weeks [months?] back, and it kept sinking to the bottom of the pile. Corsets aren’t difficult, but they are time consuming! Sew-jo has been sadly lacking, while I fight all manner of work problems, and deal with the stress fallout, but I got a bit of … Continue reading Laying More Foundations: Edwardian Corset #1
Following a couple of questions about the construction of my sorta-6Nap skirt, I’m just going to go over it here, as previously blogged, but all together. Hopefully it will make some sense! First I made the waistband and yoke from a stretch remnant, judging the shape of the points just by eye, sticking masking tape … Continue reading Caught Napping
The skirt is done, bar the lining, and the jacket is ready for fitting: I’ve sewn up the back panels using the alterations to the pattern as used previously. No fuss. The front panels, where all the fitting takes place, are currently just a calico layer [which should become the underlining. The weird stretchy wet … Continue reading 6Nap skirt: good enough is good enough!
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!
…but we bought no pigs. Or goats. I’ve had a great day though, despite an annoying start when I missed my train and had to wait half an hour for the next one. [But my ruffler replacement arrived, so that was good!] Anyway, I got there, and met up with lovely Kim and Glenda, grabbed … Continue reading To market, to market…
No, not that, this: The ‘Six Napoleon Challenge’ This amazing dress has been offered up as a challenge/inspiration by Marianna of Sew2Pro. The idea is we make up something inspired by this image by July 14th, Bastille Day. [Although I have asked for an extension as I’m still in marking season then.] My lovely missus … Continue reading Steampunk Napoleon