Specifically, this is a review of Patterns of Fashion 5: The Content, Cut, Construction, and Context of Bodies, Stays, Hoops, and Rumps c. 1595-1795 by Janet Arnold, Jenny Tiramani, & Luca Costigliolo with Sebastien Passot, Armelle Lucas & Johannes Pietsch, to give the full title and credit to all involved. It’s on sale exclusively from
So I made a new shift (for the better neckline), a wheel farthingale, a giant bum pad to bolster it up, and a corded petticoat to go over the whole thing & smooth out the lines on top plus give a nice little kick to the hem. I guess I’m committed to making the gown
I hemmed the 12th nite gown on New Year’s Eve before the obligatory visit to a party (followed by champagne in the hot tub at home ;-). However, I took the cheater’s way out on that hem — my pal, Steam-a-Seam. Aw yeah. Because done is better than perfect. Which also left me time on
You know why I keep posting about all my piddling little bits of progress on my costumes? Because, as the World’s Slowest Sewer, each and every stitch sewn feels like a huge hurdle crossed to me, and recording it gives me a sense of satisfaction and also hope that I can do more. I can’t
I did it! I finished my farthingale, despite having a nasty chest cold (*hack cough sputter*). It’s black and pink to match my black and pink renaissance corset. Screw accuracy, I want pretty undies 🙂 Now I need a good lie-down. Whew.
I’m thinking I can get one more thing done before the end of NaCoFiMo, but I need a bigger pair of wire cutters. Did more work on my farthingale, to the point of putting the wire cord in, but couldn’t snip it because my snippers are too weak for the big ol’ honkin’ wire I