|Here's a close-up of the casing, made with twill tape. I made the ends cross over, thinking I'd be able to maneuver the ends out to join them. WRONG! I ended up undoing some stitches about 3 inches in length to be able to join the tubes.|
Saturday, April 14, 2012
|Here's a shot of Lisa's 1912 Tea Dress after we got most of it together on our Sewing Bee. Now on to what I did!|
|I mad a vest for my boyfriend for the PEERS Titanic Ball. Here are a few shots. Sadly for me, but not for him, he lost weight between fittings and the vest is now a little too big for him. Why does that never happen to me???|
I had my boyfriend try to level the hem, but he had a difficult time, as I am in a cast and had to stand on one leg for him to pin. It took him forever and it was still uneven because I kept hiking my hip to support my weight on one leg. I'll fix that as soon as I can stand on two legs again!
I added some cheap ribbon and even cheaper flowers that I cut off of fake ones from Michaels. Lisa bought a bunch of different flowers when they were having a 50% off sale. Yay!
We'll get better pics of both our day outfits at the Titanic luncheon, hats included.
This week is taxes and the hat, neither of which is guaranteed to be finished on time.
All in all, I hated working on this dress. I found the bodice difficult to fit properly if one has anything over a B cup. Of course, after finishing, I came across a tutorial on how to fit an "all-in-one bodice". Too late for me now, but at least I'll know what to do next time....if there ever IS a next time for this pattern.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Here's what I have on my plate:
Finish the men's frock coat (1/3 done)
Make a renaissance corset.
Finish the rest of the renaissance outfit (need the corset first)
('finish the rest' just sounds so easy)
Re-do the muslin for the steampunk Maleficent bodice.
Make the lace bustle for Maleficent.
Make the metal bustle that I no longer need but desperately want.
Shorten the black skirt and petticoat that I recently made.
Make a 1910's day dress (can be used for everyday).
Make a 1940's wrap dress (can be used for everyday).
Make a steampunk military styled jacket.
Make a Dickens day dress.
Whatever the 1912 Project throws at us!
and this is just what I can remember....
I've got 1 grocery bag and 3 bins of fabric plus a box of large remnants. Oh, and also three 10 yard + rolls. And who knows what else I will find while I tidy my space. I've been doing this for less than a year and it's taken over all my spare time and space. And I'm not upset about it at all!