I have a list

My list is made up of the things I need to sew before I go to C2E2 on Friday. This Friday. I'm not panicking. No, siree. Wait. I am a little panicky. But the fun must go on. If I learned anything from working in theater all these years is that it always comes together. … Continue reading I have a list

1912 Detail Help Needed

I took blouse pattern #1000 from the 1912 sewing project and made a straight version for my friend. Then I started wondering if I could figure out the PatternMaker software some of us are using to print out downloaded patterns. I first played with resizing pieces, including the collar and the basque- two pieces I … Continue reading 1912 Detail Help Needed

Blouse #1000 is a go.

Edited to add the checklists at the end of this post. As soon as I saw blouse #1000, I knew I wanted to make it. The VPLL site states that this blouse has cutwork scallops and granitos on the collar, cuffs and basque. I have to say that it was those details that had me … Continue reading Blouse #1000 is a go.

Ah ha! Embroidery- I gotcha!

I've been working on blouse #1000 from La Mode Illustree and was putting off starting the project because I was afraid of the embroidery portions detailing the collar, cuffs and basque. I spent a whole day figuring out how to execute this cutwork and the "granitos", which seemed easy to do. Hand embroidery is an … Continue reading Ah ha! Embroidery- I gotcha!

Blouse pattern

I just got a blouse pattern from the 1912 Sewing Project. I requested it because my group hasn't been assigned a pattern, yet, and because I'm already done with my skirt. I have some white light weight cotton I'm planning on using for this blouse. Before making one for myself, I've agreed to make one … Continue reading Blouse pattern

1912 Skirt nearly done

Edited to Add Checklists at the end of the post. I started with this skirt a couple of weeks ago and had a hard time putting it together only because I am so visual and all the directions I got were in paragraph form. It puts me in a bit of a panic to have … Continue reading 1912 Skirt nearly done

Soutache braid

I keep walking away from this part of making this skirt because of how tricky the soutache braid has been to shape. I can say that the second side is turning out nicer than the first so practice really does the trick. Other than this skirt, I'm waiting to either be assigned a pattern. I … Continue reading Soutache braid