Tuesday, September 17, 2013
I just about finished the corset. I just need to press the edges and sew in the panel that goes underneath the lacing in the back. Otherwise I'm finished. I'll post pictures of it laced up and on me when I get the last part done, but for now...
This weekend I had the privilege of shopping the Hancocks 56th anniversary sale. And because it was the 56th anniversary, many items were 56 percent off. Because of this I bought quite a lot. My first pattern/fabric combination is a pattern (I'm convinced is) inspired by Once Upon a Time. The picture looks just like an outfit Snow wore multiple times in the series. Because of a sale on the sale bin, I managed to get the fabric for less than five dollars, which is helpful when you need 4 yards of it. I bought more patterns and fabrics too but Ill post pictures of them when I get the chance.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Sorry about the mess in the background but this is the progress on one of my 50's inspired skirts. Here it is mostly finished, save for the hem and finishing the waistband. Ill post pics of the finished product when I have an outfit of it this weekend.
After getting basic lines sewn, I became rather anxious to get a sense of what it would look like, so I pinned all the pieces to my dress form. I'm glad I did because it was so pretty, I was highly motivated to work on it further. This happened a week or so ago, but I've been sewing in all of my spare time, and haven't had the chance to post.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Saturday, August 3, 2013
My friend and I take a belly dancing class together and have an upcoming performance, so she wanted to have harem pants too. I took her to pick out fabrics on Wednesday, and I just spent the last 8 hours or so working on the pants. Hopefully I'll be able to finish them on Monday.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
They were still a bit damp this morning, which I didn't realize until I'd already taken the clips out, resulting in more limp curls than I had intended! Still. Here they are. I definitely need practice. Sorry for the lack of makeup in the first ones. I took my hair down before I did anything else this morning.
See how much it's fallen since this morning? At least it hasn't gone completely limp!
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
I'm sorry I didn't document this better, but I just put pin curls in with my new pin curl clips. They are life changing. They saved me so much time, and they don't snag my scarf! I'll show the results in the morning!
I bought pin curl clips yesterday (at a dollar store of all places)! I haven't tested them out yet, but plan to do so tonight when I shower. I'll post pictures when I do. Hopefully it will make the pin curl process easier, as I am still learning.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
This is my dress form, post feeding her with batting so she's more my size. It seems I'd had a few more Milky Way bars than she had. I promptly fixed that problem though (save for an inch in the thigh area. I have to go back to the store for reinforcements) and she is ready for dress making! I haven't named her yet, but rather feel that I should. I'd rather it came to me though, rather than trying to force it so early on.
Monday, July 22, 2013
On Saturday, I went on a field trip to Hancock Fabrics' Super Saturday Sale, and made great use of it by buying fabric for two skirts, fabric for a headwrap for belly dancing class, and materials for a couch I'm about to gut and re-do. The total was quite expensive (couch foam and batting cost a ton!) but I got everything for 50% off, so all in all, I was successful! The pictures are of the fabric for the skirts, the pattern I'm going to use (I'm modifying a dress pattern), and the inspiration. Unfortunately I'm not sure where I found the picture, so if anyone does know, I will be more than happy to credit it to its proper location!
I'm going to make a simple buttoned shirt dress out of this fabric. I'm taking the pockets out of the pattern. As handy as pockets are, they are unrealistic for the year window I'm working with (1941-1945). The war board urged women to cut back on hemlines and pockets, as well as dress length, so I too will follow those guidelines. I'm using the pattern as a guide more than a strict set of rules.