Saturday, September 27, 2008

Next project

The corset is done and works for now. On to the next dress. Inspiration:

Fabrics, silk for the dress and silk velvet for the trim. The lining will be black silk which I have not purchased yet. Will also need to decide on buttons.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Texas Living History and Ike

Ike has spared the sites for two upcoming civilian living history events in Texas--Texian Market Days at George Ranch and Henkel Square in Round Top.

Henkel Square had no damage and George Ranch had minimal damage to some outbuildings and their 1830s barn. Both events will go on as planned; I just hope the participants from the Houston area will be settled enough by these events to attend.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


Ike hit Texas pretty hard along the Gulf. I've heard from many of my reenacting friends and so far relatively minor damage, no houses destroyed. The Henkel Square site has no damage; I'm waiting to hear about George Ranch. Even if George Ranch did not sustain much damage it's hard to say whether they will go forward with Texian Market days due to the other damage in the surrounding area.

The corset pattern...directions could use a little more work. One half is about done, again by hand. It appears there is quite a large spring in the back, more than I expected or thought accruate. Will reevaluate when done.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Finally done

The wrapper is finally done.

I took a short break on sewing to catch up on some reading and now am preparing for the Texas living history season starting up in about a month or so. I've decided to make a new corset as my first "must get done before mid-October project. I'm using the new Kay Gnagey pattern put out be Simplicity #2890; we'll see how it works. The pattern doesn't call for a lining but I think I will put one in.

No doubt I will be busy for some time between sewing and the Henkel Square event.