Laughing Moon #137 Pelisse for Anne Lister outfit, World Book Day 2020 [next THURSDAY!]
HOURS of cutting out, HOURS of rummaging for appropriate linings, then pressing and cutting them out, and now an hour of prepping, pinning linings to main fabric to be hand basted, cutting bias for piping, pinning pieces ready for the machine.
I’ve ended up with a black satin lining for the bodice, and a slinky, slightly stretchy two tone gold cotton blend which I bought to make the blouse for my steampunk outfit inspired by Lincoln Cathedral.
[If you remember, I got all the materials, spent forever making the cathedral window squares by hand, then ran out of time and in any case found the stretchiness of the gold fabric made it impossible to use for the full-sleeved Edwardian look I wanted. ] The stuff is not really my colour, and the missus showed no interest, so it’s... [read more]