Sunday, September 15, 2013

Breeches of Doom

I officially have a new sewing project to hate. Breeches. I picked up the pattern from JP Ryan for my husband. I figured it's a waste of time making anything for myself because my shape will be changing so dramatically. But hey why not work on clothes for my husband?! Perhaps it isn't that I hate breeches themselves, maybe it's my lack of experience sewing them. To be fair the pattern does warn you, CAUTION:  THESE BREECHES ARE TIME CONSUMING TO CONSTRUCT. PRIOR SEWING EXPERIENCE IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.
 So I dived right on in. Reading my instructions and the history given in the booklet. I even opted for a muslin. Which I haven't needed for awhile now.

             I am so frustrated with these things. I just can't seem to grasp how to put them together. Currently fighting off the urge to start from scratch.

Even the pictures turned out blurry. I starting to suspect that they are cursed. 

I put them on my husband last night and they seemed like they aren't even going to fit. I don't want to walk away from this project but I can just feel them killing my urge to sew anything.
 I need a sewing cleansing.

~ Post Scriptum ~

Ah ha! So it isn't just me! After finishing this post I hit Google to see if I could get more info about this pattern. I even found another blog that called them "Breeches of Doom" as well. Oh sheesh! Feeling like I want my money back for a flawed pattern.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Waverly Curtains

Alright so I have them. But what to do now.....hmmm.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Update Summer 2013

So as per usual I haven't posted in FOREVER. I wanted to take the time to update on the few happenings from this summer.
 To start off I did finally finish the corded stays. I'm stoked with how awesome they came out. Too bad I've already gained weight and can't fit into them. I have a very good reason for that.
I did just finish myself a pair of maternity stays! And they are giant! I'm hoping to wear these in February to Dickens festival and I'll just be huge then, my due date being March 8 2014.
I cannot wait until I get to 20 weeks and we can find out if we will be having a boy or girl.
I've not had to chance to pad my dress form so it does look less than attractive.
I lengthened the gusset by an inch and went with a D cup. This corset will have plenty of growing room in it. I don't have the busk in because I forgot to make the opening for it....but I will add a short busk otherwise the gussets will be...floppy.   : /
The lacing should hopefully help to expand while I expand, keeping pressure off of my stomach.

Coming next I'll be making a cap. I feel that if a married woman from the 1840's would have worn it I should too. It would feel like cheating if I didn't.

I also picked up this bonnet form. I had purchased buckram with the intent of making one myself. And after struggling with trying to get the shape right I just gave up. .As a bonus it did come in this nifty box which I can use to store my completed piece in afterward. I might try and make a pattern from this so that I won't have to purchase more.
 I mean really, having just one bonnet seems absurd.  ;)