Sunday, 28 July 2013
So I finished the patchwork apron a little while ago and gave it to Better Half for his birthday. I think he'd forgotten about it by then so it still ended up being a surprise! Here is the handsome fellow modelling it:
He's going to put it to good use this evening to cook us a beer-can roast chicken! And while obtaining said beer-can this afternoon I spotted this ginger beer that I thought I'd try.
Don't like it. Far too bitter. It's hard to find a good alcoholic ginger beer, and I've only managed to come across two so far that I actually like - the one by The Sprig and Fern Brewery and a new beer called Ranga, the name of which some people got their knickers all in a twist about. Maybe I should just stick to what I know.
In other news fabric has been obtained for my next wedding dress project - don't actually know if it's supposed to be a secret or not, so I should probably ask my bride - but actual construction probably won't start on that until September. In the meantime though, I've started a party dress from the remaining maroon fabric from the Edwardian dress to wear to said wedding.
Thursday, 25 July 2013
Friday, 5 July 2013
I'm really enjoying making this dress, and am already pretty much on to the finishing touches. Here is a photo taken the other day of how the bodice was coming along:
I was going to take some more photos after some delicate hand-stitching:
But then the cat decided that she thought the dress looked rather comfortable.
So that's that for the time being.
Tuesday, 2 July 2013
I am yet to try it on, but I've finished the 1913 brown velvet day dress designed around the Belgian brooch! Here we are:
Rubbish photo of my brown velvet day dress from 1913
Next on the agenda is a 1909-1913 evening dress from the Laughing Moon Mercantile pattern I recently bought:
Laughing Moon Mercantile pattern #104
I'm going to use some of the fabric I bought in Samoa, and it's going to look vaguely something like this:
Rubbish photo of my plans for an Edwardian evening dress
If I don't have enough left over I may have to try and source some more...as I have another plan for this fabric, and I'm torn between the two. I'll make this first, and see how much I have left :)