Saturday, December 1, 2012

Sew here's the thing...

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.


  1. Maybe you should sew things and sell em on Etsy!

  2. I see no problem here! You are a sewing rock star! :)