Wednesday, 20 August 2014
So I smooshed together two patterns - one from the 1940s and one from the 1960s - to reach my desired design.
However I didn't alter the yolk properly so the neckline sits a little funny, and the ties aren't quite long enough. Not bad, though. I have a similar texture fabric with cats printed on it that I might use to make another :)
Since I got this made so promptly, I'm going to try and make a skirt to go with it too. The challenge WAS to make an outfit from each era, so a blouse alone isn't quite going to cut it.
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
I have twelve days to complete a project for August, so I've chosen a realistic item for that time - a 1930s blouse with bow-tied neckline a-la Upstairs Downstairs:
It's going to be made from a chiffon-type maroon fabric, so working with something that flimsy is going to be interesting...
Thursday, 14 August 2014
Yes, it's two weeks late, but better late then never, right? Here is my late-Regency/early-Victorian mish-mosh of a dress. As mentioned previously, it's from Butterick 5832, although I took some liberties with it. Love how the match of the contrast fabric worked, and I also refined my piping-construction skills. I have enough of this material to make another dress too. Love when that happens, means you're not putting all your creative eggs in one basket.
Will have to pick a less complicated era for August...I've only got two weeks left...
Monday, 4 August 2014
So I haven't delivered a finished project by the end of July but to be fair this is a very fiddly dress and I have got this far:
In contrast to the piped, pleated, gathered, and bias-bound bodice, the skirt will be relatively easy, so the early-Victorian-ish creation should be finished shortly. August's era may have to be an easy one. 1950s I'm thinking.