I really liked the contrast of the green accessories with the pink ensemble. I'll have to play with that combo more in the future. I also love how the pink bodiced petticoat shines through the sheer dress when the sunlight hits in, like in the above photos. I probably won't ever wear those shoes again, at least not for all-day use! They pinch my toes pretty badly. But darn it, they're cute!
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
I was only able to finish the blouse and skirt during the challenge, and I have yet to come back and make the jacket (or the other garments I cut out at the time).
I should really make the two pairs of pants, as I think I would get a lot of wear out of them! I am finding I want increasingly higher-waisted pants in my daily wardrobe, and I think that the 1940s silhouette for pants can be really flattering!
I have a jacket and pants cut out from the brown fabric pictured above. I think it'll make a very smart suit.
The darker teal fabric on the left is going to make a skirt and another pair of pants. The lighter teal fabric on the right will make a couple of blouses to pair with them.
Saturday, April 30, 2022
I am very behind on this blog, partly because 2020 was a disaster and 2021 was just me trying to recover... while caring for a newborn... and partly because I started a YouTube channel! And video editing has taken over pretty much all of my (non-sewing) free time. But I do intend to be better! I will start by adding the projects that I've made videos about to my blog. First up is my Edwardian Suffragist Ensemble, which I wore for the 2020 election when I cast my vote. I have a whole series of videos about the various pieces that I purchased and created to assemble the outfit. Here is a playlist:
And here is the breakdown of the ensemble:
Walking Skirt made from lightweight cotton twill flatlined with cotton sheeting (literally an old sheet) using the Fantail Skirt pattern from Scroop Patterns.
A purple silk belt that I self-drafted to be able to adjust to my changing figure during pregnancy.
|(This is the corset mockup)
And I made a corset cover using cotton Swiss dot fabric and silk ribbon from Renaissance Fabrics and the Early 1900s Edwardian Corset Cover pattern from Wearing History, and a hip pad from scraps of an old sheet, using the Scotty Ventilated Hip and Bustle Pad pattern from Virgil's Fine Goods.
And I accessorized with a custom hat from Shocking Bad Hats,
A bespoke wig from Custom Wig Company,
And of course my suffragist sash from T.H. Clothiers,
Which I pinned closed with an enamel pin from Aimeekitty Pins.
And finally, a mask from The Sign of the Coughing Cat.
All in all, with this one ensemble I was supporting 20 women-owned or co-owned small businesses!