Monday, 23 June 2014

Dress 4016 questions

Oh.. I'm a slow worker on this one :) Sorry about that.
Here I'm testing out my fabric colour on the drawing that came with the pattern. I think this is going to end well :)
As I was colouring the sketch of the dress I started to wonder about some lines in the drawing.
This is the cuff. Am I seing some piping here?

How about these bias band? Do they have some piping? How am I going to do that? Or am I?

There is no patern piece for the bottom part of the dress and that is fine with me. but what are the lines that I see? You have to keep in mind that there are no instructions to this pattern and no one of the other mmakers of this dress have stumbled upon these quiestions. I haven't seen any :)
Never the less I have printed the pattern, made some alterations (added inches) and am ready to go for it.....

And...ta da... my second try for that 1930's swagger is finished. Looking good, hee ;)

Tuesday, 29 April 2014


After I made this outfit, I wanted to make more....

Found this picture on the net and wanted to make something similar....

I really hate seflies......

Then I need something else.... the pattern for this swagger is a size 12 (too small for me) so I have to adjust quite a lot. I'm also using a different kind of yarn..... well... everything is different from the original..

A good looking Miss Marple... don't you think?


..... but perhaps not what you expected to find :)

The reticule...

Back of the dress.....

Not the usual way to do things if you look at todays reconstructed patterns, but this is a methode used by  the seamestress of the time.....

Now I need the accurate underthings to make a perfect picture :)

Monday, 3 February 2014

Not quite Edwardian

There is a celebration going on all year this year in Norway. It's 200 years since we got our national Constitution. The reason we are celebrating 17th of May each year. 
 So I'm making a full regency outfit......just for the fun of doing so.
This hat is made of a velvet curtain that I bought for 3 US $. I reused some part of the strawhat I used for my Edwardian hat that I remade.

I have to do it right from inside to the outside. These are my short stays.

This is the sheer fabric for my dress.

This is one of the ideas I'm playing with.

I'm having some problems with the collar of my Edwardian brown dress.  Am not pleased with the embroidery and plan to make it over and not quite like what I've seen others do. Stay tuned for that as well :D