Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Can you can-can?

We started this last year, but it has been sitting on the shelf nearly finished for a few months. It is a very ruffley can-can skirt, so heavy with ruffles in fact, that it would take some serious leg strength to actually can-can in it.


Its so heavy in fact that Denise turned into a pile of fabric on the floor when she tried to put it on.

I actually don’t have a picture with it hanging like a regular skirt, though the one from the back where I’m hovering makes up for it I think.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

A surprisingly speedy result

We had some fun at work today, Denise has been collecting red jumpers from ebay and charity shops for a few months, so today we cut them all up and stitched them together to make her a coat.

I was in charge of the hood and the sleeves, the brief was “BIG”. I think I met it. Its heavier than the clothes I wear, but it was cosy.

It is wonderful for swishing in. I feel like Rincewind the wizard from the Discworld novels.

Friday, 21 January 2011

2 weeks, late nights, and a lot of ruffles

It was a different project to what I’m used too, instead of lots of time on one outfit with a decent amount to spend or a decent amount donated for a very special occasion. This time I had to be very quick, and spend as little as possible.

I like to make my corsets to the best standard I can, hand sewing the bias-binding etc, because of the time constraints I had to machine stitch the bias-binding, and it actually made me cringe to do it. It was very satisfying to see everything come together so quickly though.

A little bit more space would be nice

I have spent the last two weeks using all my spare time to make 5 Moulin Rouge outfits. All this making in a short space of time in a short amount of space means my bed spends most of the time like this:

DSCN1394Believe it or not those are actually some well organised piles.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

This is why I’m not the photographer


I wish I knew her name, here are the pictures taken by the professional that uni organised for the end of the project. I get my feedback about how I did soon, hope it goes well.

In the mean time, I’ve been feverishly corset making. 2 down, 3 to go, I have 5 full sets of Moulin rouge costumes to make for my flatmates birthday night out next Wednesday.