I haven’t sewn the past few days, some of it was taken up by a 5 hour “clean all the things!” urge. My sewing area is a little better, but I still have some things to go through. My bathroom however, is spotless. I ordered 6 yards of this poly-cotton satin to make a petticoat… Read More More Penny Dreadful Planning
How cool is this? 1920’s patterns/draft manual with gorgeous illustrations (unfortunately some are products of their time) from P. Clement Brown’s “Art in Dress 1922”. Time to break out the colored pencils! Some are at: http://historyoffashiondesign.com/images-and-patterns-from-p-clement-browns-art-in-dress-1922/ And the Internet Archive has the full book: https://archive.org/details/artindress00brow
My inspiration dress from the Met The pattern I’m using for the skirt I found on Pinterest, What the back of the bodice currently looks like, I decided on a swallow-tail back. More inspiration pictures and trimming ideas can be found on my Penny Dreadful Costume pin board.
Four videos today, this weekend I’m going to shoot some more. Pressing and prep for the sleeve seam allowances Pressing the seam allowance with a seam roll when the sleeve is too narrow for the board. Sewing in the lining at the top of the sleeve. Hand sewing the bottom of the sleeve shut.… Read More Part 5 of the Elizabethan Kirtle Sew-Along Renaissance
Marking the eyelets out for spiral lacing Cutting out the sleeves (the wool is from my stash and the wrinkles would not steam out) First pass of sewing the sleeves together.
Sewing in the lining around the top edge Clipping into corners and trimming Edge stitching the seam allowance to the lining along the top
Pleating the skirt down with knife pleats and a box pleat in the back Basting the pleats in place Ironing the pleats down to keep things from moving around when I sew the skirt to the bodice
It has been 3 or 4 (mumble) years since I was going to do the kirtle sew-along. Life, family medical issues and changes got in the way. My skill set has improved, how I break down projects has improved, but that does not mean I’m not still learning. So I set up the video camera,… Read More An Elizabethan Kirtle Sew-Along Renaissance
This shall be here in a few weeks.