Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Swans ahoy

So today was busy again. I did the last three purple bodices, yes, one member of the troupe has dropped out so we are down to fifteens. So I now have a set of purple bodices ready to fit. Then a few more hours on each of those to finish.
And I started a swan.

Has anyopne out there sewn with the ruffled fabric out there at present?

It is not fun. I am going to have to cut and sew each one individually, as it is not easy to see which piece is which, once unpinned from pattern. The fringey bits try to get in the wrong place, so they have to be directed constantly, which slows the overlocking down . A lot.

We decided to extend the fabric beyond the bodice finish line, and will cut it to be feathery later, this means I have to overlock the bottom edge of the lining first, then overlock the other three side with the ruffle fabric, and then sew the pieces together. This bodice comes down to a point, so needs boning down the centre, so a casing for that has to be included. After fitting I will finish the top edge with bias, which will tidy it up.

One down, fourteen more to go!


Diane-crewe said...

wow!! I would not know where to start!! well done... would love to see it when done xx

Nicky said...

I think I'd be inclined to swan off!

Janine said...

Wow! All your costume sewing is looking fantastic :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Nicky made me laugh!! You're a right production line!! Well done :)
oh and I'm thinking a crochet afternoon soon?? Maybe sometime in June, after the retreat! xx

Inspiredbyfelix said...

Oh blimey, this sounds super tricky, times 15! best of luck!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I'd be swanning off with Nicky!

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