Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Swiss Waist - Lisa
With a skirt and blouse, my metal bustle is going to cause some waist problems.
Yes, I'll be wearing a corset, but the kraken will be a heavy beastie and doubtless will pull waistbands all 'out of sorts'. I'm using a plain brown belt to hold it on. I had daydreamed of straps and a tentacle harness but my many tribulations have put that out of my head for now. (yes I had a crash and burn yesterday and spend another couple of hours re-doing it)
So in order to keep my midsection tidy, I'm making a quick Swiss Waist. I'm using this easy pattern Swiss Waist 1860
I learned an important lesson making the Haradrim costume. Cool hardware can make for awkward dressing. I bought this hook tape to close the front of my Polonaise (my first blogged project). The hooks are not terribly secure. One shy shrug and my goods were on sale. I need constant tension to hold them in place. I also learned that it is REALLY DIFFICULT to hook something tight enough to keep constant tension. So I'm adding a couple elastic side sections. I will also add a couple of hooks to hang useful items from.
And I should probably carry a weapon. Although I find they often get in the way.
Meanwhile, I'm sitting at work, blogging. I need to be home sewing or drilling or gluing something.