Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Friday, 9 November 2012
Where has the time gone? I swear it was July last week. I've been such a busy bee these past few months, and have been utterly hopeless at snapping it all. But yesterday I finally remembered.
I'm currently working for Blunderbus theatre company as their solo costumer for three upcoming shows. It's exciting and challenging and I'm loving it - even when the heater won't turn on!
Mostly I'm making the costumes for their show "A Very Snowy Christmas" about a little mouse and a big mouse. The actresses are lovely but they are decidedly un-mouse-shaped so it's been padding galore the past few days. I was worrying that there wasn't enough wadding in there but after seeing the shape with the britches mock up on I think they're round enough.
You can hear all about the Blunderbus goings on on their Twitter feed @blunderbusbugle
Friday, 28 September 2012
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
I've started on a dress for my sister to wear to a wedding in the summer, its a very simple sleeveless bodice, 3/4 circle skirt combination. I had this amazing blue silk in my cupboard which was perfect for it but its so thin, so it all has to be mounted on cotton first.
The pattern was from a slightly adjusted basic block, I'm always amazed when they fit, it just looks too simple! But it did fit, and so far so good with the silk, though it feels so fragile I'm almost scared to hold it. Hopefully it will feel more sturdy when the lining is in.