I've been sewing a lot lately! I did a couple of commissions, and quite a few personal projects as well. Here is what I've affectionately named the "Constellation Jumperskirt".
The idea for this came when I was going through the fabric my mother sent me, and came across some beautiful navy blue velvet. I don't wear a lot of blue, but I thought I could use it as the bodice of a dress. The question was, what would the skirt be?
Inspired by Alice and the Pirate's Horoscope print, I wanted something that involved stars or constellations. An internet search brought me to Spoonflower, where an independent designer has created a beautiful constellation print with the names around the bottom in a border print. I had to have it!
Unfortunately, I didn't calculate very well, and didn't get enough fabric, so I opted to fill out the back of the skirt with a ruffled bustle. I was very grateful for my new ruffling foot after that--I would never have wanted to do six rows by hand! The bodice is shirred in the back, with a waistband for extra length, and ribbon lacing. Overall, I am happy with how it turned out, though there are always things I wish I could change or redo.
|Pinky Pie-themed blouse commission|
|Green reusable feminine products!|
For part two, I'll be posting my adventures in corsetry--I designed, drafted, and created my first real-deal, steel-boned corset!