Thursday, July 7, 2011
I finally cut the muslin for the polonaise. It took longer then I thought because, well, while searching for my measuring tape I decided I need to clean up the knitting pile and that led to organizing my box of notions, and now I've tidied my office and the spare bedroom. In among the knitting I found an packet of sewing carbons that was so old the price tag was marked $0.39. I can use those! (actually they were so old they didn't really work very well).
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Here are my fabrics for the Mid-Victorian day dress. Joanne's was having a sale on their Silkessence lining fabric so I went a little crazy. The lavender is for the bodice and the overskirt. The blueberry (top fabric) will be used for accent ribbons and in the bonnet. The silk lavender and peach stipe will peak out the bottom of that huge skirt. I'm excited to start, but I have to make the corset first.
My beau will be wearing that grey wool frock coat lined in a dashing red. I'm a bit concerned about the amount of tailoring I'll have to learn in order to create a frock coat, but hey- it's only engineering, right?
This is what I have so far for the Elizabethan garb. Green velvet for the doublet/bodice, loads of white linen, a lovely clay colored silk that has shots of pink and green iridescent flashes through it, and a charmeuse for his slops and other accent pieces, maybe the sleeve linings. I still have not found the right material for my underskirt. The one I wanted had sold out by the time I tried to order it. Waaah!