So today I can proudly annouce that I'm done with the bag *yay*
Yesterday the embroidery thread and closures finally arrived, so I could finish stitching the leaves this morning before work and sew the bag this afternoon and evening.
|the finished embroidery on the bustpart of the corset|
|embroidery close up|
|the bag closures and chain|
|Cut 2 pieces of each shell and lining|
|stitch the shell pieces together, leaving the area of the closure open|
|do the same with the lining|
|trim the seam allowance and also clip the SA of the shell, press, turn and press the shell again|
|stuff the turned shell into the lining bag and close the remaining piece, leave a bit open for turning|
|trim, turn, press, pin and close the turning opening with slipstitches|
|lay the open bag onto the closure and sew it on by hand and when you're done and clipped on the chain you get this ^^|
Oh and the second part of "Fashions of the Gilded Age" arrived yesterday, too and when I flipped though it I discovered some instructions to the bag that was my inspiration for this one... awesome *lol*
Those books are so great. I think I will make the fantailskirt from them, with a few alterations and a square necked day bodice, like the one on the title of Vol. 2 (I so fell in love with this dress).
|Unfortunately this is the biggest pic I could find |
I need to read the parts about hat making and trimming, which reminds me that I yet have to order some buckram and millinery wire for my hat.
Ah, so many great things to make and soooo little time...
I'm off to bed. Have a good night