Reconstructing History #1031, 1910s Peplum Skirt. Clock fabric from Dunelm Mill, quite pricey [£10/m] AND I had to go back for more as I didn’t buy enough the first time round. Poop. It’s beige, which of course isn’t very me, but it’s a lovely weight, rather linen-like in texture, and, well, I dunno, it hooked … Continue reading Clock This! #1
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
I’m actually propranol-olloping, which isn’t anywhere near as bouncy as it might sound. The doctor upped my dose of beta-blockers a week ago, to ward off the stress related migraines that my job is giving me. I’m finding it pretty hard to adjust, and feel bone-weary, and often light-headed and dizzy. Fortunately, we’re into exam … Continue reading Lolloping along
I’ve been shamefully lax in my sewing this week, and haven’t done a fat lot beyond thinking about it, moving things around on the table, trying not to buy more stuff [fail] and struggling to keep sane while work pressure builds up again. The GP has upped my beta-blocker dose, and a day off work … Continue reading What’s the plan, Stan?
Here’s the black and ivory lace Edwardian blouse. I won’t be wearing it with this silver skirt, but there’s a limit to how many costume changes I can bear in one shoot! It’s very light, smooth and comfortable, so will be great to wear to Asylum in August.It’s meant to be worn tucked in, with … Continue reading SWA(SP)P 2016-Combo Pack-#1: Two blouses
Oh I’m so grateful for a decent audio book to listen to, the hours pass much more quickly when you’re working on one of these tedious finishing tasks. Here’s my list from the last post: I need to do the hand sewing on my breeches. I need to pin up and sew the draping on … Continue reading Sore fingers a.k.a ‘il faut souffrir pour etre belle’
Yeah yeah, it should be WsIP but I don’t care, I’m such a rebel! I need to do the hand sewing on my breeches. I need to pin up and sew the draping on my evening skirt. I need to do a fitting on the lilac bodice. I need to sew the lace beading onto … Continue reading Another interlude-too many WIPs!
I know I’ve said it before, but I don’t care: I love cutting out! The scrunch of the scissors through lovely new fabric, the nice little mathematical piles of interesting shapes, the prospect of all that sewing to come. Yum! My fab cutting shears are my pride and joy, ably assisted by the pinking shears … Continue reading Cut out and ready to sew