I haven't finished any more 1780's/early 90s underwear, because I was quite ill last week, with a horrible cold/ flu thing.
I should have finished the bum pillow at least, but I didn't. So the stays were my submission for the under it all challenge. The bum pillow is almost done, but I have temporarily lost all interest in it. My attention has been grabbed by another costume, but more on that project later.
Since I don't have a post-able amount of sewing progress, and I haven't posted anything in a while, here is a post about a costume that I started a few months ago.
It started as a random bodice that I drew to go with this sketch of my quilted petticoat (which is partly done and is taking forever, I'll do a post on it sometime).
|The pattern is not to scale, The border actually takes up about 1/3 of the petticoat. She looks creepy, why didn't I draw a face?|
Here is a slightly better sketch. (you can click any of these pictures for a bigger view, the files are rather large.)
|I added sleeves and leaves. I still don't know if I'm going to put leaves on the bodice, and the petticoat here does not represent the one I'm actually making, there isn't an over-skirt either.|
There are 3 fabrics for the bodice and 1 for the petticoat.
|The canvas isn't actually that grey, and the silk is a bit darker than it appears in this photo. The cottons look fairly accurate though.|
|I really must draw some clearer diagrams.|
|1, 3 and 6 are boned with zip ties. 2, 4 and 5 are corded.|
|The beginning of piece #3, two layers of canvas basted together.|
|Piece #6, with the boning channels sewn and the zip ties cut to length.|
|Piece #6 with all the boning finished.|
|The back piece is boned and 3 of the 6 corded panels are done.|