AND FASTENAGE

AND FASTENAGE

by admin, December 31, 2014

 

Anyway:

I need more bear (chocolate Lindt). Also Eddie Izzard is on our tv so I am in a weird place. Happy but weird.
No; that’s Shredded Wheat.

ELSA OMBRE DYED!

ELSA OMBRE DYED!

by admin, December 26, 2014

Obnoxious Bart Mode enabled. I need a pan for a hat and one for a drum to shout “I am the greatest, everybody loves me, I am the greatest” because I freaking ombre dyed fully sequinned fabric and I so deserve it!
Recipe is equal parts Kelley Green and Turquoise but in a very dilute bath and a bare skant amount of colour enhancer.
But baby that is ombre dyed and while the hem and bodice are very different, it’s very hard to find where they merge.

Booyah!

AND WITH FLASH

AND WITH FLASH

by admin, December 26, 2014

This whole different programs thing sucks. Also the lighting is difficult to work with.

ELSA LIVEBLOGGING WHATEVER

ELSA LIVEBLOGGING WHATEVER

by admin, December 22, 2014

My posts are a bit backlogged due to file size- updated WordPress and that setting seemed to change.
Anyway. Back to original plan. Pinning the shell layers and removing the stitching guide.
The shell layers are stretchier than the lining which is why I wanted to use it to hold the layers in place, but three or four layers of sequins is too much bulk at the waist seam.

ELSA BLOGGING, LAST POST OF THE DAY

ELSA BLOGGING, LAST POST OF THE DAY

by admin, December 22, 2014

The book is Elements of Modern Dressmaking. It’s on Gutenburg and I am pretty sure I posted the huge section on bodice linings on my blog (search for sateen 🙂 )

Mina and the beaded chiffon make an appearance. Best viewed in 720 or 1080 resolution to actually see anything I’m rabbiting on about.

 

If you spot the fluffy balls of yarn and guessed Pink Diamonds was on the re-do list you’d be right 🙂 I need to treat the yarn in a way to make it a bit more able to stand out than it is currently, I got to see how heavy the original is. No way I’m sewing anything as heavy if not heavier!

ELSA LIVEBLOGGING 1

ELSA LIVEBLOGGING 1

by admin, December 22, 2014

Seam guide in dark blue sewing from the top with a locking stitch to pull and lay the two layers together.

ELSA LIVEBLOGGING 5ISH

ELSA LIVEBLOGGING 5ISH

by admin, December 22, 2014

Unpicking the fabric guides. Dark blue stitching line, pale blue to hold the skirt shell to the edge of the bodice lining.
Pins have to old everything! So I’ll do this section by section.

ELSA LIVEBLOGGING 2

ELSA LIVEBLOGGING 2

by admin, December 22, 2014

Whoops ahead of myself, first pic was finding where I left off 🙂
Now thread emerges out of skirt layer one sequin width to the left, pick up bodice fabric one sequin to the right. The natural twist and resistance of the thread means this is not a messy as it sounds.
Gutermann quilting cotton colour 6217.

Elsa liveblogging 3

Elsa liveblogging 3

 

ELSA LIVEBLOGGING 6 MAYBE

ELSA LIVEBLOGGING 6 MAYBE

by admin, December 22, 2014

The waist is free, I repeat the waist is free! Now to work out if I need to machine or hand sew. I need to clip that point though!