Saturday, October 25, 2014

It's been a while.

Summer is a rough time for me to be sewing.  There are so many other things that get in the way. And, honestly, sitting in my basement sewing room with no windows doesn't really appeal to me when I could be outside.  But fall is closing in and I'm starting to get back into the swing of things. 
I finished a new bodice for a Steampunk event that my hubby and I went to.  We had a grand time and met many new, fun people.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A couple more

I'm on a bow tie rampage.  Two more have joined the flock.

 Orange with swirls!  Definitely one for my youngest son!

Mottled charcoal gray.  Kind of classy!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

New bow ties

A couple more bow ties have joined the stash.

 A dark slightly metallic brocade.

And purple crushed velvet.  Because everyone needs a purple velvet bow tie.  Right?

Burgundy shantung.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A few new offerings

I have been absent too long!  Gardening and home renovations have kept me out of the sewing room over the summer.  But I've been busy recently.
 Above, my son models his brown wool frock coat I recently finished.
 A vest for my future son-in-law (I'm so not used to that phrase!)  It needed many modifications to my usual pattern since he is 6' 6" tall.
And my first bow tie.  I had to order the hardware since no one around here carries it.

I;m hoping to be posting here with more regularity but we'll see....

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Dowager

The last of the photos from this weekend.

Yup, this is me.

I cannot take credit for the shirt.  I was frantically trying to finish the shirt for this outfit the morning of the shoot but didn't make it in time.

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Socialite

More photos from the weekend.  Here my model M wears the lovely purple walking skirt and bolero.

Sadly, the rain made for a very soggy train on the back of that skirt.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Mechanic

Another look that was photographed yesterday.

Model J as the mechanic, ready to get things done!

Gathered skirt, three-quarter length sleeve button front blouse, underbust vest with buckles. And goggles... you gotta have goggles.