I have a problem, I can't stop. I think I need help. I am a crafting addict, and my drug of choice is my sewing machine. It's an expensive habit, but I love it so much.
So... I am proud of myself for making:
- An entire 1840s/1850s dress in a lovely black cotton sateen for The great Dickens Christmas Fair. The dress (which I will at some point post pictures of) is really a skirt that goes over a hoop and a bodice. There are buttons down the front and the bodice is fully lined. I did not line the sleeves.
- A bonnet with a buckram base (thank you Jen!) that I covered with silk, and put ribbon and trim onto.
- A new Waistcoat for my boyfriend.
- A spectacular Dickensian/ Sherlock Holmes style cloak for my boyfriend.
- New Bloomers and Chemise for Dickens
Yes I have a problem, I look at the fabric store the same way a kid looks at a candy store. At the same time, I would like to think that my sewing skills are pretty good. Things I make look good, not "home sewn" and I understand how to fit things on other people, fitting things on myself is still a bit of an issue (note to self, move those buttons) but I don't have a dressform.
I am especially proud of all that I have sewn recently because it was in the span of two weeks, and I had a migraine for a sizable chunk. I also managed to solve a problem late at night with a migraine and still make the waistcoat look FREAKIN" AWESOME!
I have a problem.
P.S. I drafted the pattern for the covering of the bonnet too. =)
P.P.S. My problem is I forget to take pictures.