Sunday, June 29, 2008

Wrapper progress

The trimming on the sleeves is done. I have pinned the trimming on the wrapper itself and will now start to sew it down. Once the trimming is done, then buttons, then cording on the inside to go around the waist and it's finally done!

It seems I'll have lots of time now to put together garments. Athens will probably not happen due to some health issues I'm dealing with; so the next event is not until the end of October.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Missing Events

Well, it seems I will not be able to attend Athens. Health issues are in the way and I cannot at this time wear my corset. I do not expect things to be right enough by August. This is extremely disappointing as I was really looking forward to this one. The coordinator is graciously holding my spot in case things change, which is very sweet. She has also contacted me about attending Into the Piney Woods in Louisiana in March. I am hoping my health improves soon as I would like to attend this one as well and I have events I'm coordinating beginning in October.

I continue to work on my wrapper. I have one sleeve trimmed. The trimming is taking more time than I expected but I will not rush it. It looks really good, even if I say so myself.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Wrapper update

I have the wrapper pretty much constructed other than the trim and hem. I've decided against putting a collar on at this time. I've piped the neckline so I can always go back and add one. Here are a few pictures of the front, the sleeve, the inside construction, the back and showing the sleeve and front facing. I decided not to line the skirt as I will probably wear it mostly in comfortable or warm weather and will not need the warmth. I partially faced the front just for appearance sake if the skirt should flip open. I did not attempt to match the fabric pattern as I did not have enough fabric to waste on matching; however, after looking at several original pieces, matching patterns did not seem to be a concern so much in 1860.