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I've been sewing like mad lately, and I finished the smokkr a few days ago! I'm waiting on the delivery of my brooches (which should be TOMORROW) to sew down the back straps; that way I can be sure they'll be the correct length. But besides that, it's wearable! Seams finished, hem…
IT’S FINALLY DONE! By the way, if any of you have blogs I’d love to hear from you there!
I am so bad about updating blogs. And I mean that - so bad. I frantically remind myself, "oh! My blog!" I even take photos of my progress! And then… I forget. Life gets in the way. I distract myself (accidentally? On purpose? Does it count if the distraction is my sewing?). A year…
FINALLY I have updated my blog! Click through for images of one completed garment, and two in progress.
Also, I’m queueing some garments for this here blog shortly. Any requests? Queued up early and late bustle, and several wedding gowns :)
HELLO MY LOVELIES! Remember these pieces (1940s playsuit, Regency dress, Regency stays) that I’d posted about once I completed them for myself? Unfortunately, I’ve grown out of many of my costumes (even the stays, which I completed only 7 months ago!) and it’s time for them to go. Now is your chance to have a piece that I’ve made, up to my accuracy standards! I believe I’ve priced them fairly, compared to similar items. And I know that with one of you, they will be in very good hands, which is important to me.
If you are interested, PLEASE look at my Etsy listings!
My newest project is complete! I started a set of short stays over Thanksgiving break, worked furiously for 2 days, and set them aside until I finished the semester. Happily, I picked them up again after finals and they’re done!
I haven’t included any photos wearing them because they are quite low and revealing.
For more info and construction details and a couple more photos, check out my blog! :)
My first project sewn on my new (to me) 1972 White sewing machine is complete! I was inspired by the toile dress by Bettie Page clothing. It is half lined, with piped straps, single piping all around the neckline to the back, and double piping at the waist. I did a lapped zipper (very vintage!) rather than an invisible one for the first time, hand-picked of course. I’m very pleased with my first trial!
This dress was a combination of firsts, and though there are a few things that could have been improved (the back slopes up rather than down, which I hadn’t realized, and the front near both my arms is a tad loser than it should be), I’m pleased with the results. It’s 100% cotton and lovely for summer! I felt very ’50s (please excuse my shapeless poof of hair in the last photo - my pincurl set was in desperate need of another brushing from humidity by this point in the day!).
And yes, that is a bear in the background of the final photograph. My favorite animal!
Little Red Riding Hood!
Click for my blog post, with costume details and many more photos of my 1780 levite!
Random progress on the 1780 Levite! Both cuffs are now attached, meaning the sleeves are 100% complete. Onto the collar and closure!
With some very crappy photos, here is my latest project - just completed ten minutes ago!
And I’ve realized that making an 18th century rose-colored satin skirt was probably one of the greatest decisions of my costuming life: