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
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!
Because I’ve been thinking [and even dreaming] about this while everyone else has cracked on with it. Ruth’s finished hers, and it’s gorgeous. Marijana has completed the bodice but isn’t happy with the skirt [yet] and Kate promises to reveal hers very soon. There are more, but I haven’t tracked all of them down … Continue reading Six Napoleon, the work begins…
…with plans and ideas. Five more days of marking, five more days at work [overlapping slightly], then I can erupt back into sewing mode. My parcels of happiness have been arriving steadily, as I console myself with retail therapy. The latest to arrive is a length of Alexander Henry blue motorcycle fabric, intended for another … Continue reading Bubbling…
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
I haven’t done my hair for these, but I’m still pretty chuffed with the final look. The bodice did up with no trouble at all beyond the buttonholes being a bit stiff still… First, silver underskirt, lilac drape/overskirt, and lilac bodice: I keep seeing that sag at the front of the silver skirt, and it’s … Continue reading SWA(SP)P 2016-Pack 2[and 4]-#17: Done and dusted
A week ago, I crocked my back. It’s still sore, so I’ve done all my sewing today wearing pyjamas and a corset. A truly gorgeous ensemble! Anyway, I decided to do some more trimming of the evening bodice etc so I finished off my little rosettes. They are made of a matt silver ribbon which … Continue reading SWA(SP)P 2016-Pack 2-#16: Last but one…I hope