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Author Topic: Are you sewing anything right now? Mk II  (Read 48015 times)
frances
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« Reply #625 on: June 25, 2013, 10:40:43 pm »

I've not come across Urban Threads before.  Thanks for the link.  I look at Embroidery Library as they cover lots of different digitising companies.
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« Reply #626 on: June 26, 2013, 07:28:43 am »

I am working on a man's vest, simplicity 2895, for my fiance who had never heard of Steampunk before we started dating.  As he said "Steampunk means I get to dress up as a cowboy and get away with it?" 

I'll work on steaming up his costume later, probably when he isn't looking.
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Sam Watson
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« Reply #627 on: June 26, 2013, 02:26:15 pm »

A pair of wool broadfall trousers:







All hand-sewn, of course.
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« Reply #628 on: July 11, 2013, 04:38:35 pm »

First crack at a smoking hat was a qualified success (I set the bar pretty low) - managed to get the thread tension right, got the diameter correct for my head, and sewed the top on without major disaster - just one large gap due to not having any idea how to properly account for the seam allowance.

Second attempt forthcoming.

Also picked up a copy of a Simplicity 2346 "Learn To Sew" men's vest pattern and the necessary fabric to give it a shot - if it works out, variant C is a great start for a more highly decorated military-inspired waistcoat, I think...
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« Reply #629 on: July 11, 2013, 10:01:25 pm »

Interesting patch pockets.  The ones that look like a slit are much harder to get to sit right, so I can see why they have included patch pockets on this garment.  Good luck with it.
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« Reply #630 on: July 12, 2013, 12:00:42 am »

Thanks! Patch pockets I can handle - I'll review Sam's tutorial on welted pockets several times before experimenting with those...
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« Reply #631 on: July 16, 2013, 06:59:42 am »

Not steampunk, but here's something I made today:
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« Reply #632 on: July 16, 2013, 09:00:22 am »

A pair of wool broadfall trousers:
How are the trousers coming along, Mr Watson? I'd love to see the finished item and the suspense is killing me...

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« Reply #633 on: July 16, 2013, 10:21:49 am »

Captain, surely you mean suspenders?
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« Reply #634 on: July 16, 2013, 11:14:54 am »

Being English I wear braces to hold up my trouser and garters to hold up my socks.

The Memsahib wears suspenders to support her stockings - something I do not wear.



Well, hardly ever.

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Sam Watson
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« Reply #635 on: July 16, 2013, 02:45:07 pm »

A pair of wool broadfall trousers:
How are the trousers coming along, Mr Watson? I'd love to see the finished item and the suspense is killing me...

They're still coming along. I had to pause construction of the trousers to work on a commissioned wedding dress but I should be getting back to them shortly.
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Banfili
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« Reply #636 on: July 17, 2013, 03:55:33 am »

My apologies, Captain, I did, of course, mean braces - I was forgetting myself! One gets so used to having to translate 'American' to 'English' my fingers were on automatic. It won't happen again!
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Sam Watson
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« Reply #637 on: July 24, 2013, 06:11:41 pm »

A final update on my broadfall trousers. A full writeup and more photos can be found at my blog: Victorian Tailoring







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« Reply #638 on: July 25, 2013, 12:08:03 am »

Excellent trousers, Mr Watson. Now that is what I call tailoring.  Smiley

The detail on your blog is also very interesting.

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« Reply #639 on: July 25, 2013, 01:58:35 pm »

Excellent work on the trousers.

Your blog is a wealth of information.
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« Reply #640 on: July 26, 2013, 06:30:55 am »

I have been sewing on the small scale lately to outfit a new doll.  I totally want her clothes in my size tho.


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Sam Watson
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« Reply #641 on: July 26, 2013, 06:44:14 pm »

I bet it's a lot easier to get a doll-scale bustle. Looking nice.
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« Reply #642 on: July 26, 2013, 07:27:51 pm »

It is realy nice to be able to layer trims and hand stitch without it taking forever or needing a giant space to lay everything out.
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« Reply #643 on: July 28, 2013, 06:50:46 pm »

So excited to have finished these pieces. Now off to enjoy my 2 weeks of summer break!

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« Reply #644 on: July 29, 2013, 10:52:30 pm »

Not quite arrived at the sewing stage yet ( I only managed to get my sewing machine back three days ago and my fabric still hasn't arrived) but I've drafted the pattern and planned out the whole of my retro-archaeologist's outfit for the Asylum, which is centred around a strange combination of Dr Geof's marvelous badge and my beloved Swedish gas-mask bag. Think 40's land-girl meets Victorian and you'll get an idea of the principle behind it. There will probably be trowels too.

In theory, the fabric arrives tomorrow. I'm incredibly excited Cheesy

UPDATE: Finished the dress, currently in the process of getting some photos together Smiley
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« Reply #645 on: August 11, 2013, 12:04:37 am »

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Just created this, a lot of my dresses don’t have pockets and I have been talking about something like this for ages and all the ones on etsy were expensive and far more fancy than what I wanted so I made a template and that was it. There is a small pocket on the inside for stashing a note with the outside pockets for holding mobile/ipod.
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« Reply #646 on: August 11, 2013, 01:54:14 am »

I finally got over my trepidation on putting in sleeves this week, and I am near completion on my husband's frock coat....that I started about three years ago. The lining is in, I just have to hem sleeves, the lower edge and do buttonholes. It it made out of hemp twill with a skull brocade lining. I'm so glad it is on its way off of my project table!
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Banfili
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« Reply #647 on: August 12, 2013, 01:38:02 am »

Octavia, think Amelia Peabody!
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« Reply #648 on: August 12, 2013, 02:14:40 am »

These are all recently finished pieces; if I'd thought to take progress shots I would have!
The skirt, bustle, bodice, gloves and hat were all hand-made from scratch (the gloves were knitted and everything else sewn). I make as much as I can, but material can be very pricey so I also tend to buy at op-shops and modify, like suit jackets into bodices. I think my favourite thing amongst these pieces is the little brass feature on the bodice: it's a recycled door-handle and a button.

Click on the images for larger photos.



The bustle is removable, so it can be worn as a skirt on its own or put over any other outfit.




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frances
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« Reply #649 on: August 12, 2013, 10:54:40 pm »

Ooo look at the headgear.  Do you have a close-up?
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