Thursday, December 17, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
During the Victorian Era it was common for girls and ladies to make things by hand as gifts, such as doilies, back splashes for vanities, etc. Recently I've discovered a Japanese style of crochet called Amigurumi. So I am designing all of my gifts in this style of crochet! Bumpiddy Doo is a gift I have just finished for my sister, it is a surprise so I will not post complete photos of him till after she has received him.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
This is a shot of me making the pleats for the bodice hem. I used 100% cotton duct, basically black canvas I wanted the garment to be durable and washable.
The following is my adaptation of the 1880 bodice pattern I found at www.koshka-the-cat.com
Detail of buttons and buttonholes.
I decided to use pleats instead of tabs like the original.
Labels: 1880 bodice
Monday, November 9, 2009
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Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Step one: Lay out your pattern to be modified upon newspaper or craftpaper to make your new pattern.
Step six: Here I am using a zigzag stitch to attach the 16" ruffles first. As you can see I used two rows of straight stitching to make the ruffles, more strength so the thread wont break so easily as the fabric does have some weight to it.
This is what the 16" bottom layer of ruffles looks like after attaching to raw edge of skirt and removing the bottom row of stitches that gathered the ruffles.