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!