And my holidays begin. I have just over one week off and every intention of doing heaps of sewing. The corset for my 1830s gown is done (see last post) and I have taken my measurements. I have even traced off and cut out my mock up. I am hoping that it will work. On top of that, I spent last night cutting out my new Victorian corset. It will be the first thing that I focus on getting done, and I am really hoping to do that this weekend. After that, I will start on my supernova costume plans and then progress onto making a start on my historical costumes for the year. I have already started my bustle, I just need to punch some eyelets before I progress any further. As for my supernova costumes:
Friday Lunchtime - God (Dogma)
Hand sewing. All I really need to do to finish this off is finish off my hand sewing. A while back I pulled off the old binding that I had on the bodice and cut it back a bit. It was sitting a bit too high and uncomfortably under my arms. I have already sewn on the new binding and now I just need to fix it up.
Friday evening - Shinku (Rozen Maiden)
Start from scratch. I have my chemise fabric - find pattern and cut out. I have my petticoats fabric - find pattern and cut out and I now have my dress and bonnet fabric - work up pattern and cut fabric. I guess the hardest part will be doing the half bonnet, though I do have a Lolita one that I plan to study and a couple of historical bonnet patterns that will come in handy.
Saturday - Mrs Lovett (Sweeny Todd)
My beach outfit. I have had the fabric for a little while for this one, I just cannot really make a start until I have my new Victorian corset done up. I will then have to draw up my patterns and go from there. I am not anticipating that this will be too hard to do. The only real difficulty I have at this stage is that I have not been able to find black and white striped stockings to wear with it. But I will succeed.
Sunday - Packing Padme (Star Wars Episode II)
Skirt is still good from last time, as well as petticoat (my can can one gives the perfect shape). Other than that I am also waiting on my new corset to be finished (though depending on shape I might decide to wear my old one with this). My vest pieces are put together, but I need to fit it last to my corset (stretchy). And today I picked up my fabric for the blouse underneath and my beads and floss for the embroidery.