Years past I have posted random stuff really. This year is no different. I am making a peasant/middle class outfit for a friend's girlfriend (she is a friend too so I am not sure why I said it that way, but whatever. My brain is worthless today). I had a lot of fun picking out design ideas for her. Here are the sketches of my initial designs:
|This one was my fav, but it was too "upper class." Darn. I really wanted to make it, too.|
|Don't know why my scanner beheaded these ones. Guess my drawing leaves something to be desired.|
She liked something along the lines of the drawing on the right from the second set of sketches. So I am partway through the costume now. I made the top (from a commercial pattern [Butterick 6196] with some tweaks, of course) and I made all but the clasp on the underskirt, although I made a mistake in my pattern and it will be a bit shorter than I wanted. I made an 8 gore circle skirt out of triangles but forgot I had to remove some from the top for the waistband. Oops. So now its 5" shorter. Still looks great. Next time I will use trapezoids. Or make the triangles longer.
|Pretty standard, really.|
I will also be making a boned bodice. That should be pretty straightforward and I plan to use the aforementioned Butterick pattern as my base. I may make some modifications to the shoulders to add a little flair. Not sure. I also (time permitting) want to make a pouch and hairnet for her. I saw a REALLY neat tutorial on Pinterest on how to make a hairnet, but its in German, so wish me luck.
Also, I made this last year and forgot to post photos. I have NO idea how I made it anymore since, as with most things, I planned to write down the instructions later since I was too busy to do it as I was working, and now a year has gone by and I have completely forgotten. I don't even have the finished piece anymore as it was commissioned and is now with its new owner (not that I can't call him up and ask for it back for a day, but still). When will I ever learn?
|An awesome cotton cross body pouch with adjustable strap. YEAH! And yes, that is a recycled belt buckle.|