Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Victorian Opera Dress Project (part 2)

Okay, I finished it and it was a lot of work.

I ended up making a corset myself, something I never thought I would be able to do. In fact it was really easy! (I think it might even be addictive) I am already thinking about making another (perhaps with a camouflage patterned fabric, just for fun). I made the corset in simple unbleached twill. I believe I mentioned before the importance of natural fabrics and I have to tell you twill feels so soft. I almost wish I was wearing it right next to my skin.

The bodice was the scariest part since it is so fitted and closest to the eye. It took me quite a while to work up the nerve to even cut the fabric, much less sew it. At any rate it turned out quite nice, though if I was making it again I think I might take in the waist seams a little. I finished it with a hook and loop closure and am still deciding whether or not I want to add any trim.

Now to other news. I have been feeling tired and worn out for the last three or four weeks and now I finally know why. It turns out I have Mononucleosis and I haven't even been kissing anyone, so where I got it is a mystery to me! This gives me a lot of time around the house and I have been trying to decide what to do with it. I am vacillating between writing a novel and starting up another sewing project. The novel sounds more restful, but of course my heart truly lies in the making of beautiful clothes. Stay tuned for the decision later.