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Author Topic: Are you sewing anything right now? Mk II  (Read 68165 times)
Sam Watson
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« Reply #300 on: June 20, 2012, 02:08:02 pm »

I've begun work on a pair of day trousers in a brown check. There are plenty of pictures on my blog, but here are some of the progress so far. I've spent a lot of time sewing in supports that will never be seen. Smiley

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Samuel Xavier Watson
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« Reply #301 on: June 22, 2012, 03:36:10 pm »

I'm trying to sew up a storm for a photo shoot so here's what I'm managed in the past few days...back to the salt mine today...

edwardian underwear


Grand Parlor Skirt in Black Swiss Dot

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« Reply #302 on: June 23, 2012, 10:23:00 pm »

I am trying to prepare something that is, as happens only too often, a bit beyond my current skills.  I have spent two weeks doing all the measuring and preparation and getting all the bits together.  Having actually started making it and struggling like mad, I find that it will not work.

I am not best pleased.
[typical British understatement.  Grrr.]
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« Reply #303 on: June 24, 2012, 11:16:00 am »

I am trying to prepare something that is, as happens only too often, a bit beyond my current skills.  I have spent two weeks doing all the measuring and preparation and getting all the bits together.  Having actually started making it and struggling like mad, I find that it will not work.

I am not best pleased.
[typical British understatement.  Grrr.]

Oh dear  Sad

Any info as to what so that we - as a group - might be able to help?
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« Reply #304 on: June 24, 2012, 11:55:23 pm »

Hi Pete, thanks for the offer. 

I have chatted about it on a specialist forum, tried the things they suggested and it has got worse, not better.  As I purchased a vital ingredient from a commercial company I have now written to them to point out that their item is not fit for purpose.  As the company is in the USA an I do not know the law there, I put it in layman's language.  The good news is that whilst I was lying in bed last night a solution popped into my mind in the middle of the night, as it often does. However, I will wait to see whether they suggest it first.

I am not being secretive,  Lips sealed  I'm just very annoyed with the company because they did not adjust something they should have done and now I'm totally fed up with the project and have wasted 2 weeks of effort.  I started out all keen and eager as I always am at the beginning of something new, so that makes the disappointment even worse.

However, it is best for me to leave it for a few days and talk to them, then see what I can rescue. I will be less cross then and so will be able to think more clearly.

(Yes, it is to do with fabric and costume.)   Wink
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Uncle Arthur
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« Reply #305 on: June 25, 2012, 12:16:12 am »

At this point I am laying out the embroidery design for my smoking cap. Dug througn my stash of fabric and located a nice piece of dark blue velvet for the cap it's self.
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« Reply #306 on: June 25, 2012, 12:19:52 am »

OOoo Uncle Arthur. Are you going to do the hand embroidery yourself?  And have the darling little tassel that hangs around?

Velvet, of course, is very difficult to embroider as the surface moves around a lot.  Have you worked out how to stabilise it?
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« Reply #307 on: June 25, 2012, 12:24:07 am »

Do you have any dark green, Uncle Arthur? I thought I might take my Great Grandfather's cap into town with me on Wednesday & try & match the silks. I think I will have to trace out the design & then colour-code it. Are we going to make it a Challenge???

There has been some discussion on the Fez page about a "Gentleman's Challenge" for the best hand made fez or smoking cap - any other takers so we can set it up??
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« Reply #308 on: June 25, 2012, 02:00:20 pm »

The only green I have on hand for fabric is canvas from a tent project. As for floss I have multitudes of colors. Frances : this will all be hand embroidery and  as the plan stands now possibly a bit of applique. Having embroidered velvet before I am well aware of it's tendency to move. It is even more fun to do beading on. Years back I did a hand beaded small purse.
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« Reply #309 on: June 25, 2012, 10:02:09 pm »

Do you have a pic, Uncle Arthur, so that we can drool?
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« Reply #310 on: June 26, 2012, 09:45:11 pm »

That piece went in a fundraiser years ago . Wish I had taken pictures. I may just do another to see if I still can.
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« Reply #311 on: June 27, 2012, 01:31:25 am »

Finished my 50's style dress, photos to come once back from the Isle of Wight (work trip).
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« Reply #312 on: June 28, 2012, 12:05:29 am »

Just started on a waistcoat from an old dress shirt, coming out nice, hand stitching...
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« Reply #313 on: June 28, 2012, 03:06:55 am »

The applique for the smoking hat is starting to be pinned into place now. So much for the easy part.
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« Reply #314 on: June 28, 2012, 04:21:27 am »

I will be cutting out the cap today or tomorrow, which gives me the weekend nights by the fire to do the embroidery!
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« Reply #315 on: June 28, 2012, 05:24:28 am »

Now if I could only locate my embroidery needles. Seems that the last girlfriend "acquired" them. Trip to town when I get a chance.
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« Reply #316 on: June 28, 2012, 06:22:38 am »

Yes, I have to hunt some down too - fortunately, I am going to town tomorrow. Meant to get them yesterday but left the shop without them.
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« Reply #317 on: June 30, 2012, 04:25:06 am »

here's some of what I've been working on:






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« Reply #318 on: June 30, 2012, 03:36:44 pm »

Wilhelmina, as per usual, your outfits are absolutely stunning!
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« Reply #319 on: June 30, 2012, 11:36:04 pm »

I like the blue one with the flowers.  Very summery indeed and it suits you well.  What sort of hat will you be wearing with it?

I have one in similar colour fabric.  It was meant to be babies sheeting - it washes and hardly needs ironing.  That is my type of fabric. 
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« Reply #320 on: July 01, 2012, 02:19:24 am »

Thanks Elycium and frances!

At the current time I don't think the blue one will have a hat, although if I did do a hat it would be of straw -- probably a reshaped, wet blocked inexpensive hat festooned with silk flowers. I think I will be making a sort of obnoxious flower and bow fascinator. I'm planning on wearing that outfit to a "Midsummer Night's Steam", an evening event coming soon.
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« Reply #321 on: July 01, 2012, 11:07:31 am »

Wilhelmina,

They both are lovely outfits, and both would be perfect for the Asylum. Our Summer this year is one of swinging temps. I am sure it will settle down by September.

A straw hat festooned with a lots of bows and flowers sounds perfect. A cheeky felt hat with feathers would look fab with the 'Mountain' outfit.

I am working on two outfits which are for An Edwardian event and a wedding so Pics after both.
My Asylum sewing is all still in my head but will emerge when I find the right fabrics.

L.E.
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« Reply #322 on: July 02, 2012, 01:18:30 am »

All my big projects are in my head and/or my ideas book.  The only things on the machine right now are down filled tea cosies.  Redoing ours and making them as gifts for an aunt (she loved how hot it kept tea when she visited) and for my Mom's pen pal (since 1946!) in Denmark.  They are the kind with a slit for the handle otherwise the handle gets too hot to hold.
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« Reply #323 on: July 03, 2012, 04:26:49 am »

I just cut out the fabric for my second go round with corset making. I'm going to put a heavy duty zipper in the front instead of a busk, it will be hidden by the outer layer, which will be a combo of thin copper sheeting and copper metal fabric with swing latch clasps to hold that part shut..I'm hoping to get it done by DragonCon. If it works it will be a photo op!
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« Reply #324 on: July 05, 2012, 03:54:40 am »

I'm working on a new corset, just for general wear Smiley

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