Being 20s

Feb. 23rd, 2008 11:54 am
wataya: (Default)
First, thank for all your wonderfull comments. [livejournal.com profile] saraic : ENOUGH !! You want me to become an unsufferable arrogant chick ? :))

Second, I went to the 20s Galliera exhibit with [livejournal.com profile] green_martha, but my 1928 dress being far from finished, I decided to (nearly) improvised a 20s dress, now called the 10-hours-20s-dress. I used a modern pattern from a japanese magazine I bought Wednesday, but you can barely say it's modern, and I modify it slightly. But, really, not much.

The pattern )

And tada !!



and [livejournal.com profile] green_martha



More pictures of me, green_martha, me with green_martha, and the dress without the belt. )

Being 20s

Feb. 23rd, 2008 11:54 am
wataya: (Default)
First, thank for all your wonderfull comments. [livejournal.com profile] saraic : ENOUGH !! You want me to become an unsufferable arrogant chick ? :))

Second, I went to the 20s Galliera exhibit with [livejournal.com profile] green_martha, but my 1928 dress being far from finished, I decided to (nearly) improvised a 20s dress, now called the 10-hours-20s-dress. I used a modern pattern from a japanese magazine I bought Wednesday, but you can barely say it's modern, and I modify it slightly. But, really, not much.

The pattern )

And tada !!



and [livejournal.com profile] green_martha



More pictures of me, green_martha, me with green_martha, and the dress without the belt. )
wataya: (idiot)
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.
wataya: (roaring 20s)
And also, I really need to press my seams, because hugh !!... uglies.

Well, the thing is that I try to make pictures of my 1928 dress with pipped overskirt sewn on, but you couldn't see anything of the dress, or the pipping or the overall form of the dress, so I deleted them. You will have to wait for me to try on the dress to make yourself an opinion.

Good thing : I really need to press my seams :)
wataya: (Default)
And also, I really need to press my seams, because hugh !!... uglies.

Well, the thing is that I try to make pictures of my 1928 dress with pipped overskirt sewn on, but you couldn't see anything of the dress, or the pipping or the overall form of the dress, so I deleted them. You will have to wait for me to try on the dress to make yourself an opinion.

Good thing : I really need to press my seams :)

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: (Default)
I am on Ravelry, at last. Already a fan : it is so neatly done ! And very complete, and intuitive. Love !

Anyhow, my username is manekineko (this is what manekineko is, if you were curious). I wanted a bit of a change with my name, but it can make it a bit difficult for people who know me on LJ to find me on Ravelry... Idiot !

I found three of you people, but I just couldn't remember more username. So if you people on Ravelry could just send me your username or friend me, whatever you prefer. but none of you could be as fast as [livejournal.com profile] koshka_the_cat !

And in honor of Ravelry, I kept my last project secret and you can find it here. Others can see the pictures here and try to guess what's it's (supposed to) going to be. If you fail, I will take pity of you, and give you the answer. (Yeah, I'm evil)
wataya: (Default)
I am on Ravelry, at last. Already a fan : it is so neatly done ! And very complete, and intuitive. Love !

Anyhow, my username is manekineko (this is what manekineko is, if you were curious). I wanted a bit of a change with my name, but it can make it a bit difficult for people who know me on LJ to find me on Ravelry... Idiot !

I found three of you people, but I just couldn't remember more username. So if you people on Ravelry could just send me your username or friend me, whatever you prefer. but none of you could be as fast as [livejournal.com profile] koshka_the_cat !

And in honor of Ravelry, I kept my last project secret and you can find it here. Others can see the pictures here and try to guess what's it's (supposed to) going to be. If you fail, I will take pity of you, and give you the answer. (Yeah, I'm evil)
wataya: (roaring 20s)
One thing that noone never tells you when you begin sewing is that you can never really trust your toile. You may have the perfect fit with it, it will end up being to small or wrinkled or something when you will make the garnement out. Happens to me all the time.

But never to that extend.

I have a 1 inch and an half difference at the hips between my toile and my finished garnment. On a pillow-case type dress ! *facepalm* Luckily for me when I saw the toile was to big, I just decide tha it would give me ease, and didn't redraw the pattern : now it's tight, but still wearable. I just need to buy myself a panty. Which I didn't want to. 20s lookalike undergarnments are so ugly...

But now I'm worried : I did actually cut a bit of the pattern of the matching vest, because on that one, to big was just not acceptable. And the fabric's already cut out... I'm afraid it might not be wearable once put together...
wataya: (Default)
One thing that noone never tells you when you begin sewing is that you can never really trust your toile. You may have the perfect fit with it, it will end up being to small or wrinkled or something when you will make the garnement out. Happens to me all the time.

But never to that extend.

I have a 1 inch and an half difference at the hips between my toile and my finished garnment. On a pillow-case type dress ! *facepalm* Luckily for me when I saw the toile was to big, I just decide tha it would give me ease, and didn't redraw the pattern : now it's tight, but still wearable. I just need to buy myself a panty. Which I didn't want to. 20s lookalike undergarnments are so ugly...

But now I'm worried : I did actually cut a bit of the pattern of the matching vest, because on that one, to big was just not acceptable. And the fabric's already cut out... I'm afraid it might not be wearable once put together...

Beat me

Jan. 2nd, 2008 02:51 pm
wataya: (idiot)
I find it less annoying to sew by hand than getting my mother's sewing machine out of its husk of dust.

I'm hopeless :)

Beat me

Jan. 2nd, 2008 02:51 pm
wataya: (Default)
I find it less annoying to sew by hand than getting my mother's sewing machine out of its husk of dust.

I'm hopeless :)
wataya: (roaring 20s)
80% of the pieces are cut out.

One good thing done, as cutting is what I hate hate hate the most.

My year begins well.
wataya: (Default)
80% of the pieces are cut out.

One good thing done, as cutting is what I hate hate hate the most.

My year begins well.
wataya: (roaring 20s)
Bad quality pix, but I love her cloche hat : http://www.celebutopia.net/forum/showthread.php/angelina-jolie-set-changeling-november-5-19-hqs-51939.html?s=0d3768211133f761ac38305f7b08dbf2&t=51939

If you've seen to much pages of Celebutopia, it wll refuse you access : just delete your cookies.

And if you look at the bottom of the page, there are link to other candid pix of the set : costumes are realy pretty.
wataya: (Default)
Bad quality pix, but I love her cloche hat : http://www.celebutopia.net/forum/showthread.php/angelina-jolie-set-changeling-november-5-19-hqs-51939.html?s=0d3768211133f761ac38305f7b08dbf2&t=51939

If you've seen to much pages of Celebutopia, it wll refuse you access : just delete your cookies.

And if you look at the bottom of the page, there are link to other candid pix of the set : costumes are realy pretty.
wataya: (roaring 20s)
Because [livejournal.com profile] lordofaladin asked (I have the notification of your comment, but the comment itself is... err... gone.), here is the super wonderful mega complicated to-do of the 1920's bandeau :

Take a rather strong fabric. If you have a big breast. I guess small breast won't need a really strong. anyway. Cut a piece 30 cm/height. The width will have to be half your flattened breast (and by breast I mean your torso at breast level. Don't get confused. 'Cause I may be confusing). Fold the fabric on the height, making it a 15 cm/height bandeau.

Choose elastic, the kind you use to make pants' waist. They are both rather wide (5cm) and strong. Small width elastic is a bad idea. Cut three length equivalent to 2/3 of your fabric's width (that's in my case, now, it may be to big if you have a small chest). Fit before sewing defintely the elastics. You shall be constricted, without feeling bad. Actually, the first time I wear them, I felt a lot better than in true bras.

Make very strong seams : there's a lot of stress on that seams.

Optionnal : you shall thing of making straps. I will eventually make some on mine, because if you move a lot, the bandeau don't stay in place.


Isn't it the most complicated tutorial ever ? The most challenging piece of sewing you ever encountered ? No really, I think it is ;-)))
wataya: (Default)
Because [livejournal.com profile] lordofaladin asked (I have the notification of your comment, but the comment itself is... err... gone.), here is the super wonderful mega complicated to-do of the 1920's bandeau :

Take a rather strong fabric. If you have a big breast. I guess small breast won't need a really strong. anyway. Cut a piece 30 cm/height. The width will have to be half your flattened breast (and by breast I mean your torso at breast level. Don't get confused. 'Cause I may be confusing). Fold the fabric on the height, making it a 15 cm/height bandeau.

Choose elastic, the kind you use to make pants' waist. They are both rather wide (5cm) and strong. Small width elastic is a bad idea. Cut three length equivalent to 2/3 of your fabric's width (that's in my case, now, it may be to big if you have a small chest). Fit before sewing defintely the elastics. You shall be constricted, without feeling bad. Actually, the first time I wear them, I felt a lot better than in true bras.

Make very strong seams : there's a lot of stress on that seams.

Optionnal : you shall thing of making straps. I will eventually make some on mine, because if you move a lot, the bandeau don't stay in place.


Isn't it the most complicated tutorial ever ? The most challenging piece of sewing you ever encountered ? No really, I think it is ;-)))
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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