Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Look what I got!

This was in my mail box today. Not a surprise really since I knew I had ordered it.

 A corset kit........ (exciting)
Look at the beautiful wrapping. I like that it is all in a box. Makes it a lot easier to keep on top of everything.

It's the Truly Victorian corset that I'm making this time. I already have two Edwardian ones so.... :) No, I'm not going to abandon my 1912 dresses and suit. They are way to beautiful for me to do that. But I really want a Natural Form outfit from the 1870's as well. They are really beautiful too. Help......I need a larger wardrobe! ;) 

Monday, 16 December 2013

Still here in 1912

It's about time I turn my attention back to these fabulous patterns. This dress E 4016 is next despite everything I might have planned earlier. 
This is the top layer, the collar with embroidery. I discovered that there was no easy overlap between the left and right side of the pattern. So as I marked the fabric I added a few circles to match up the pattern. I added a little to the size this way but I was aware of it as I had enlarged the pattern already. 
I'm using a thin chocolate brown linen and an unbleached muslin for the contrasting fabric and collar. These two are a tiny bit see through, but with all the underwear that was used at the time I see no problem with that. I think this dress is going to look great.........on me if I'm lucky :)