Busy, Busy, Busy- and Lots of Sewing

I’ve been a bad little blogger! I’m around, but I’ve been frantically working on some projects!

First of all, I finished up one of the two vintage gowns I’m making that I spoke about in the Hollywood Inspiration post.  The other one is all finished except for some trim.

Then I madly started making the new Truly Victorian bodice, TV403, the 1872 Vested Bodice.

And because I’m just *that* crazy, I am making it out of a giant plaid.  But check out my skills of a plaid matcher- that’s a front with two darts, a side piece, a side back piece, and a center back piece with a seam down the center. Next up is cutting the two piece sleeve.

I’ve also been doing crazy things like making neat little handstitches on things that will never be seen (not even by me) because it’s sandwiched between two layers of fabric!

Here’s hoping it actually gets done in time.  I’ve still got work on my classes I’m teaching to do, too! Eep!

9 Comments on Busy, Busy, Busy- and Lots of Sewing

  1. Samantha
    July 24, 2012 at 3:26 pm (3 years ago)

    This is so beautiful! I can’t wait to see it all together :)

  2. Stephanie
    July 24, 2012 at 4:48 pm (3 years ago)

    I LOVE the plaid! I hope you get it finished in time. I’d love to get to see it in person. :)

  3. wacky tacky
    July 24, 2012 at 4:50 pm (3 years ago)

    You are a MASTER!!! I have a hard time matching stripes on a straight seam…hahahahaha!!!! I can’t wait to see all of it, but especially the Hollywood glamour gowns!!!!

  4. prttynpnk
    July 24, 2012 at 5:06 pm (3 years ago)

    So inspiring!

  5. Jennifer Thoreson
    July 24, 2012 at 6:22 pm (3 years ago)

    I love that plaid and the pattern!! I am trying to finish up an outfit that I am doing for the VPLL 1912 project and it is all in plaid. There is something twistedly satisfying about making them match up perfectly:-)

  6. Emma
    July 24, 2012 at 11:31 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh, wow! It’s stunning! And now I have a real case of plaid-matching-envy.

  7. Alli
    July 24, 2012 at 11:39 pm (3 years ago)

    Loop love the plaid…..the colour……just divine! :)

    • Alli
      July 24, 2012 at 11:41 pm (3 years ago)

      That is meant to say love, not loop! Cheeky iPad changing my spelling…lol!

  8. Sally
    July 25, 2012 at 2:25 am (3 years ago)

    Totally in awe of your plaid matching skills, well done! It looks great! Can’t wait to see it finished.