Feb. 6th, 2010 08:09 pm
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Was bad and picked up a book, which turned into two, which stalled progress on the paletot.  So.  I've set myself a deadline of Valentine's day to get it done.

Still to do:

Sew down hem facing
Hem lining
Make new sleeve (the original is looking a bit more like a leg 'o mutton than I'd like)
Make and attach bias trim.
Make belt
Tack back pleats down
progress pics so far.... )
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Maybe.  Long day today, with only about an hour to sew.  Did a little more tweaking to the pattern (more on that in my next post), and got a sleeve sewn up.  Will put in paletot tomorrow and test fit to armscye.  Looks good just pinned on, so, here's hoping....
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For now.  I think I have a pretty good draft now, but am having issues getting it together.  Tired.  And what's with these period sewing texts?  They treat sleeves like an afterthought.  "Draft sleeve with the scale"  Nothing else.  Soooo useful.  Nothing about getting the 2 blasted pieces together.  I think I need to "hold" some fullness in one side at the elbow, but can't for the life of me decide where. 
So, pics of one and two )


Jan. 24th, 2010 10:17 pm
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Giving up for the night.  Round 2 was a bit better, but I think I'll draft another sleeve tomorrow.  The elbow bend is giving me issues on this one, and I think I may have the grainline wrong.

I hate sleeves.

Sleeve 1

Jan. 24th, 2010 08:17 pm
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Fail.  Not epic, but fail.  Going to make a few tweaks, then I'll put up the pics. 


Jan. 23rd, 2010 10:09 pm
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The headache finally let up a bit.  Of course, I'm so hopped up on caffeine from the "cure" that I can't just sit and relax.  So, I've just finished drafting the sleeve for the paletot.  Of course, Victorian ladies were not equipped with long monkey arms like me, so I had to add a whole 4".  Tomorrow, I'll cut one out and see how it fits.  Fingers crossed it goes well.
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In that spirit, I've drafted up a pair of  drawers from Fashion of the Gilded Age.   Managed to con D. into tracing a simple shamrock border on one of the knee bands, (he bailed on me for the second one).  Started embroidering that with a simple backstitch.  Took an hour to manage one lousy shamrock.  Might finish sometime before the next decade ends.  Could forgo the embroidery, but I want pretty knickers d*mn it!   Bak to the needle.  Will post progress tomorrow, if any is to be had.
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from drafting up the pattern for the 1893 dress.  I've only got 4 more sleeve pieces (5 sleeve pieces in all) and the collar to go!

Drape #2

Feb. 16th, 2009 11:33 am
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I just wasn't happy with the first drape for the Pof Regency, so I draped another.

attempt # 2 )
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I actually managed to draft my own Victorian corset pattern!  The instructions from Your Wardrobe Unlock'd were so easy to follow.  Now I just need to trace it out and add seam allowances.  I drafted in a 3" waist reduction.  Not much, but I think that is about al I can handel.  I just hope it goes together easily and fits well.

Today, we plan on heading out to the woods for a little walk in the redwoods and a picnic lunch.  Then it's to the grocery store to stock up on lunch stuff for E to take to camp.  She'll be there all day, so I want to be sure she has plenty of food to keep her going!


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