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Monday, September 28, 2009

Bathroom Curtains

I have gotten a little de-railed on my corded petticoat.

I made bathroom curtains from a little over a yard of material I found in a discount bin at Ben Franklin's Craft Store.

Hopefully I'll get to the petticoat tomorrow.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Corded Petticoat

After talking to several much more experienced seamstresses than me, I have decided to make a corded petticoat. It will keep the proper shape of the Irish dress but give it a little shape at the bottom. I am using sisal clothsline rope and cotton muslin for the skirt. I will use binding tape for channels instead of sewing the channels from the skirt.

Basically what I'm doing is modifying the hoop skirt that I made but didn't use because it didn't look right. I'm going to put a few more channels in the bottom and thread the rope through.

So there's the next project. Oh, and thinking about it, I'm going to make a braided cord girdle for it. I'm going to make the cord with my lucet, in greeen, yellow and maybe beige. Then I'm going to braid them together. Sounds like fun.

Stay tuned.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

How the Irish Dress performed

I went to King Richard's Faire on Saturday. I wore the Irish Dress with the yellow chemise. I was very happy with it's trial run at faire. I do need to do a few things.

1. Find a way to shape the skirts better. Maybe a bum roll and something to stiffen the hem.

2. Find something better for a belt or girdle. I used my tapestry belt and it was OK, but I'm looking for a chain gridle.

3. Make a matching hat. I'm planning a muffin hat.

4. Get my needle book or belt chateline done.

Those were my only tweeks. Here I am in full fig.