Tuesday, February 4, 2014

In Which I Have a Shit Ton of New Clothes

So, I haven't felt much like posting.  I would be so bad at running a blog for a living.....  Which is why I don't. But I have had a few projects I've been working on.  After working on those infinity dresses- I did get a second one, a solid baby blue one that I haven't taken pictures of- I really wanted to see how much of my fabric stash I could work through.  My tub that holds my fabric is overflowing and I really needed to make some room.  So I got out a pattern for a simple princess seamed dress I'd had for a while, and some magenta stretch satin and went to work.

The godets were optional, but I can't resist adding extra twirl to a skirt. I didn't have enough pink to make the dress solid, so I went with a contrasting color.  Added a black band around the top, a black contrasting zipper, cut off the original sleeves, cuz I hated them, and went with a ribbon halter around the neck.  It's shiny and twirly and fun.  I'm pleased with it.  Before I decided to cut the sleeves off I was really worried it was gonna be a failure.  I REALLY hated the sleeves.  Well, more like straps, it was a sleeveless pattern.  But for some reason the straps made it all wrong.  So I cut the bitches off.  All better!

I also came across a tutorial that I just had to try: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/dramatic-blouse

It was an easy, not too costumy peasant blouse!  I love the look of it, especially with a corset, and I am always on the lookout for more options to wear my corsets in my every day wardrobe.  So I hit Goodwill.

And of course I can't stop at just one.  They work by themselves, with a corset, a corset belt, or even one of my normal wide belts.  I wish I had some before pics.  They were all XL mens button ups.  I may do one more just so I can have a before shot.  I can't wait for weather to be warm enough to wear them!

And, if you're paying attention, you'll notice that I'm wearing a new corset over the white one.

Just a plain black one.  I had thought to embellish it with some rivets, but I'm so afraid to!  I can make anything simple and basic, but decorating just scares the hell out of me.

As for next projects, I have one busk left, I think I want to make a mesh corset, one specifically meant to go under clothing but will be cooler than a normal one because of the mesh.  Good for summertime.  And I STILL need to narrow the hips on my corset pattern.  I don't understand, the single layer one was perfect, and this one's a bit loose in the hips again.  Sigh.  

Also, this is my next big project: 

I'm so in love with that I don't even have the words to explain.  And since it's got a flat front, I don't need another busk, just boning and grommets, which I have plenty of.  I can't wait for this one.

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