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The Ume dress is finally doooooooooone !!!! At last.

I even find the time to make a hat. You will probably not believe me, [livejournal.com profile] saraic, but I did use your hat pattern as the starting point for my hat. I modify it strongly, and in the end, the hat did not look at all like the sorry prototype I painfully came up with, but exactly like I wanted it to be. Weird millinery...

Bad pictures follow :



The dress )

Blurry hat )

One detail about the pictures : the under skirt should be floor-leveled, but the skirt is hard to put on alone, and I'm a 19th century lady, and I need a maid to help me dress up, or if I can't find one, some friends to help me pull down my many layers of skirting.

The sleeves are to wide, and I think I hate them, but at least, I'm not stuck at the armhole.

And it came to me as an after-thought, but I'm not sure white becomes me...
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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.
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Yes it's all your fault, if I don't work on my costumes. I've had so few connection this week that I choose to pass the few time I had on internet on Ravelry (my bad), but also I work on my costumes.

First, I'm reconsidering going to that 18th exhibit [livejournal.com profile] lisotchka talked about. I was (and still is) afraid of the kind of "costumers" who might attend, but [livejournal.com profile] fioforina coming made it suddenly very interesting. I so want to meet her.

So I get out of the waiting line my striped polonaise (I begin it in november, but put it on the waiting line because of the two other deadlines I had : the 1928 and the ume dresses) : still a lot of work to do.



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Second, I work on the ume dress (because now I have my ume fabric !) : I made step one and two of the fitting/modifying pattern :

Step one :
This the pattern I modify (pattern in the gallery)


Step one is the fitting of that basis. It doesn't matter that it doesn't close on the front, becquse that piece will be cut out, and partly replace by another one.


Step two ;
the pieces are heavily modified. But here, white on white, you can't really see it.
wataya: (Default)
Yes it's all your fault, if I don't work on my costumes. I've had so few connection this week that I choose to pass the few time I had on internet on Ravelry (my bad), but also I work on my costumes.

First, I'm reconsidering going to that 18th exhibit [livejournal.com profile] lisotchka talked about. I was (and still is) afraid of the kind of "costumers" who might attend, but [livejournal.com profile] fioforina coming made it suddenly very interesting. I so want to meet her.

So I get out of the waiting line my striped polonaise (I begin it in november, but put it on the waiting line because of the two other deadlines I had : the 1928 and the ume dresses) : still a lot of work to do.



------------------------------------------------------

Second, I work on the ume dress (because now I have my ume fabric !) : I made step one and two of the fitting/modifying pattern :

Step one :
This the pattern I modify (pattern in the gallery)


Step one is the fitting of that basis. It doesn't matter that it doesn't close on the front, becquse that piece will be cut out, and partly replace by another one.


Step two ;
the pieces are heavily modified. But here, white on white, you can't really see it.

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.

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.
wataya: (crinoline)
As I'm not posting much on my sewing agenda, I think I could just do a recap of what I'm I'm working on right now :

- The 1928 Janet Arnold's dress : I don't have have a picture of it right now (it's the black and white marocain dress). Mine will be Bronze and Ivory.
The pattern is done, except for the sleeves. I made a first mock-up, but really without and underwear it didn't work, so I will have to redrawn all of it after I made underwear. Which are on way : already have a bandeau for the breast. I didn't really search for accuracy. And I avoided complicated ;-))

Without With

the bandeau _ under a cut because... hem... some people might not want to see that much flesh )

For the hips, I will transform the 1914's thing from Corset and Crinolines

- The 梅 の ドレス (the ume dress) : 1880. That's the only one I talked about lately, but actually, I've begin working on it only two weeks away.



- The 1873 dress. I kept it a secret, because I didn't know if will be able to to buy the fabric I wanted to make it. And then, fabric sale ! So now, it doesn't have to be a secret anymore.
I found the pictures of the fashion plate on ebay. That's why they are so so lame.



Note the most important thing : it has pink in it ! Everyone should know by now that I hate pink with a passion. But I'm trying to cure myself.

I've begun the skirt. I'm making a built-in pink petticoat (yeah not period, but my skirt is unlined, and it required a petticoat, and as I'm doing the following...) and a built in bustle. I'm also thinking of doing a crinolinette, to have the right hem form.

- The final, not begun yet project is the fantamabulous Simplicity 1880's dress. Yes I know : Simplicity. Fantamabulous. In the same sentence. Wrong, isn't it? Well, no.

Because I'm talking about the pretty :



Why working on that one? Just because I've discovered that my Toto shop is doing great great silk for just 6 euros/meter. That one silk I'm using for my Ume dress. And 6 euros/meter, when you will nedd 10 to 15 meters of silk, is pretty yeah !!
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I'm trying to find a special type a fringe for my dress, and I don't find any in my usual shops. Look at the skirt front : it's a fringe, quite long, with little pompoms at the end of each fringe.
Did you see something like it on internet ? Do you think it's still exist ? All I can find is pompoms without fringe, and no way I can transform it like I need.

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Now, it's really time I begin worrying about that dress. The thing is that I've finally found the japanese fabric i want, but I'm wondering about what to use to coordinate it with. Lemme explain. Here is the dress :



Under the cut, my fabric, and the other possibility. )

Now, my problems : the other fabric (black arrows on the following picture) is said (in the original La Mode Illustrée Magazine) to be white or cream (I can't remember). But I'm not sure that a cream or an ivory will look good with my japanese fabric. If it had been all black, it would have been great, but here... what do you think ? any advice ?

Other thing : in the original description, there is no mention of the colour of the gilet/underjacket, and of the, I suppose, coordinate bows on the skirt (green arrows on the picture). Do you think they'd be made out of the same fabric and color as the skirt and first under-jacket ?

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Now, it's really time I begin worrying about that dress. The thing is that I've finally found the japanese fabric i want, but I'm wondering about what to use to coordinate it with. Lemme explain. Here is the dress :



Under the cut, my fabric, and the other possibility. )

Now, my problems : the other fabric (black arrows on the following picture) is said (in the original La Mode Illustrée Magazine) to be white or cream (I can't remember). But I'm not sure that a cream or an ivory will look good with my japanese fabric. If it had been all black, it would have been great, but here... what do you think ? any advice ?

Other thing : in the original description, there is no mention of the colour of the gilet/underjacket, and of the, I suppose, coordinate bows on the skirt (green arrows on the picture). Do you think they'd be made out of the same fabric and color as the skirt and first under-jacket ?

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