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I have a tricorn !!! I have a tricorn !!!
Now, I can think of doing myself piraty :)



(And yes, I'm terrible on that picture, but that was the better of all the pictures I did of the tricorn...)

Silly me

Apr. 27th, 2009 04:21 pm
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i put the quilted petticoat on hold, because I have to work on a new gown, urgently. I have to wear it in 20 days, and I'm a slow seamstress. Except that I'm not working on it. No, no ! Because, when I'm in the urge, I always feel like an irrepressible need to make a hat. I tell you, this is psychanalytical !


pix ! )
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but we have a big hat, and big feathers :



It's in case I manage to finish my anglaise for the 23th.


on other news, the ume dress is driving me crazy, and i'm beginning to hate it : kilometers of handsewn bias (every time i used machine, i ruined my bias), I manage to bleed on the white silk, have to wet it to remove it, but it's a silk which doesn't like water, and which apparently doesn't let the iron press it. and I will never have the time to make a matching hat.


[livejournal.com profile] green_martha, I'm also giving up on the 20s dress, because I didn't excpect that the ume dress would be so time consuming, and the 20s dress is also time consuming. sorry.


and tonight, i'm on caps strike.

Crafty day

Jan. 9th, 2008 10:50 pm
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I'm very happy tonight. It's been a long time I haven't been that crafty : today I

- make self-fabric bias for my 1928 dress,
- begin making the related self-fabric pipping,
- sew together the parts of the overskirt of said costume,

- then I try to make a pattern for a 1880 poke bonnet (you can see here, here, here, here, here, here and here -- the first hat -- that poke bonnet was indeed very fashionnable in the first years of the 1880s), with so-so results, but it's only my first attempt,

- and I'm also hoping to finish my crocheted so-called 1928 cap tonight, while lazily surfing on internet.

A good day, really.

Crafty day

Jan. 9th, 2008 10:50 pm
wataya: (Default)
I'm very happy tonight. It's been a long time I haven't been that crafty : today I

- make self-fabric bias for my 1928 dress,
- begin making the related self-fabric pipping,
- sew together the parts of the overskirt of said costume,

- then I try to make a pattern for a 1880 poke bonnet (you can see here, here, here, here, here, here and here -- the first hat -- that poke bonnet was indeed very fashionnable in the first years of the 1880s), with so-so results, but it's only my first attempt,

- and I'm also hoping to finish my crocheted so-called 1928 cap tonight, while lazily surfing on internet.

A good day, really.
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Thank you all for the nice comments on my bustle dress :) You're all great and sweet !

One precision, because someone mentionned it : the velvet of the bodice is not black but of a very dark green. But oh well!, the original idea was to make it out of black velvet, so I think it's all for the best, uh ?

Now I have picture of the hat and the dolman, but it doesn't really show the dolman correctly : so orange ! (or maybe it's my comp...)
As for the bird, it's an original vintage 19th century piece my mother found on a flea market.

The hat )

The dolman )
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Thank you all for the nice comments on my bustle dress :) You're all great and sweet !

One precision, because someone mentionned it : the velvet of the bodice is not black but of a very dark green. But oh well!, the original idea was to make it out of black velvet, so I think it's all for the best, uh ?

Now I have picture of the hat and the dolman, but it doesn't really show the dolman correctly : so orange ! (or maybe it's my comp...)
As for the bird, it's an original vintage 19th century piece my mother found on a flea market.

The hat )

The dolman )
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The next person who tells me global warming is a fake, and there's no canicule in France compare to [choose a place between Texas and Nigeria], and environnment is just fine, and ozone is just fine, and Kyoto treaty is shity, and blah blah vlah, I break his/her nose. Honest. I make a carnage, a bloodshed !!

I'm in Bretagne, right now. Bretagne is suppose to have the same clime as England. What do I say, England : Scotland !! Rain, rain, rain, grey skies, coldness, and furious black ocean.
Well well, I'm burn to the bones (first time in 26 years that I am sunburned in Bretagne, and it's really really bad, I should wear camouflage to go out, else people will thought that I'm a lobster gone human !), I sleep windows open, and I'm still sweating at 2 in the morning, and the north Atlantic ocean is as hot as the mediterranea (I'm surprised all the fishes are not yet dead).

Really, Simili-Scotland is no more what it used to be !

On other news, my young aunt having a bad disease no one as diagnosis correctly yet, she has to spent some time at the hospital. And as it's August, and August in France, is like a subburb of Mars (Life is dead, definitively), the parents couldn't find a nanny for the teeny weeny baby cousin, so, yes I'm going to baby-sit the anorexic baby for the next month, hurra !! My only decent T-shirt goes from black to yoghurt-white in just 10 hours, it tells a lot on what I'm going to live for the next month...
***
Anyway, I will have to improvise for sewing. I don't have any of my books, I have the minimum supplies, I don't have my corsets, but I have two places to buy fabrics !! : first I will finish hat 2 (1855 or something). Second, I'm only going to do a flounced 1845-55 skirt (I didn't tell you that I was doing a 1845s-55s founced dress ? Hats. It's all because of hats), because, well, impovising a fan front bodice without corset is, what, suicide ?

But, but, but... Please, I need someone to scan for me the page(s) on 1840s-50s flounced skirts in Hunnisett. It's not a pattern, it just gives the lenghts to use for the different skirting and the lenghts of the flounces (I will do three).

Oh, and I will try to begin my 1840s corded petticoat that I will wear under that dress. Insane, yes. I am strangely happy about that bit of insanity... It's been a year I told I will do it, and I just didn't even begin. Bad me. But now I have no choice :))
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The next person who tells me global warming is a fake, and there's no canicule in France compare to [choose a place between Texas and Nigeria], and environnment is just fine, and ozone is just fine, and Kyoto treaty is shity, and blah blah vlah, I break his/her nose. Honest. I make a carnage, a bloodshed !!

I'm in Bretagne, right now. Bretagne is suppose to have the same clime as England. What do I say, England : Scotland !! Rain, rain, rain, grey skies, coldness, and furious black ocean.
Well well, I'm burn to the bones (first time in 26 years that I am sunburned in Bretagne, and it's really really bad, I should wear camouflage to go out, else people will thought that I'm a lobster gone human !), I sleep windows open, and I'm still sweating at 2 in the morning, and the north Atlantic ocean is as hot as the mediterranea (I'm surprised all the fishes are not yet dead).

Really, Simili-Scotland is no more what it used to be !

On other news, my young aunt having a bad disease no one as diagnosis correctly yet, she has to spent some time at the hospital. And as it's August, and August in France, is like a subburb of Mars (Life is dead, definitively), the parents couldn't find a nanny for the teeny weeny baby cousin, so, yes I'm going to baby-sit the anorexic baby for the next month, hurra !! My only decent T-shirt goes from black to yoghurt-white in just 10 hours, it tells a lot on what I'm going to live for the next month...
***
Anyway, I will have to improvise for sewing. I don't have any of my books, I have the minimum supplies, I don't have my corsets, but I have two places to buy fabrics !! : first I will finish hat 2 (1855 or something). Second, I'm only going to do a flounced 1845-55 skirt (I didn't tell you that I was doing a 1845s-55s founced dress ? Hats. It's all because of hats), because, well, impovising a fan front bodice without corset is, what, suicide ?

But, but, but... Please, I need someone to scan for me the page(s) on 1840s-50s flounced skirts in Hunnisett. It's not a pattern, it just gives the lenghts to use for the different skirting and the lenghts of the flounces (I will do three).

Oh, and I will try to begin my 1840s corded petticoat that I will wear under that dress. Insane, yes. I am strangely happy about that bit of insanity... It's been a year I told I will do it, and I just didn't even begin. Bad me. But now I have no choice :))

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