Posts Tagged ‘sewing’

Plötslig händer det

21 februari 2019

Mama Santa handed in a red corset to my thrift store

Mitt framför näsan på mig låg en tomteröd polyester korsett strl xl med planchette fram, snörning bak och 0,5 mm plastfjädrar som räcker till att sträcka upp en halv korsettsida. Vilket fynd för 49 kronor! Jag var givetvis tvungen att prova korsetten på bara för att se hur det skulle se ut och kännas.

– Aj och ush så obekvämt med en icke figursytt korset.
Den här korsetten är bara att sprätta upp och återbruka de delar som inte luktar svett och parfym.

Lycka är att jag äntligen har en planchette eller busk som stängningen också kallas att övningssy med. Soft Wire mönstret är förvisso inte ritat för en planchette men vem vet jag kanske blir peppat till att rita upp ett annat mönster där fronten är anpassad till en sådan stängning.

Into the …

15 februari 2019

… blue

New puzzle panels with hand sewn eyelets


13 februari 2019

Nya trådar dras

Reconnecting …

09 februari 2019

… my braincells,
after intense sewing and problem solving last week

What a week, the sewing of Soft Wire part 7

06 februari 2019

Good Morning 7th day
Time to focus and lace up.

Detail of the corners of the binding

What a week, the sewing of Soft Wire part 6

06 februari 2019

Ok now is not the time to go catatonic with sewing panic, Hubbie said in the evening Feb 3rd. you need to see what it looks like on your body. Put the corset on without the fan lacing  and I will take some pictures.

Oh my!
I have shrunk some more!
This is me with a slight touch of panic.

Give me a smile 😀

I do not think that you are planning on walking around in those nice drawers with the corset on.
Why not hop into that nice fluffy underskirt you sew for your purple dress.

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What a week, the sewing of Soft Wire part 5

06 februari 2019

Ignore the clock!
Give it time and do not rush your stitching.

Heart racing as the clock ticked on Feb 3rd.

What a week, the sewing of Soft Wire part 4

06 februari 2019

Early morning February 3
My will not give up!

My ambition is still to sew a neat corset.

This is the not so speedy sewing part of stubborn hand sewing.  04.00 in morning it is really dark outside in northern Sweden and to see where I was sewing I had to use my magnifier.

The smooth inside of the corset can be seen in magnifier.
I had to flip back and forth to see if the stitching of the upper lining held a neat line

This is the outside of Soft Wire

 I manage to overcome my cutting anxiety and used this beautiful thin white vintage tissue like linen fabric for lining. I have only 2 meters and bias cutting it into strips was very stressful I discovered. I think I might have a cutting up fabric problem to address later on.

What a week, the sewing of Soft Wire part 3

06 februari 2019

February 2

Giving up is not my forte I still had my inner shell. With some rethinking of my construction and a major cover up of the seam allowances I might just be able to at least get a project sewn in time before the deadline on Feb 4th.


What a week, the sewing of Soft Wire part 2

06 februari 2019

Evening February 1

Sometimes it is better to go to bed when tired but do I ever learn? The answer is: NOoo. I so wanted to have plenty of time to match the outer shell with the inner, that I when to tired to think turned on my iron I forgot to check the temperature. Focus was on: If only I pressed out the seam allowances the match would be better, and that little wrinkle on the second lacing panel…

Outer shell was a complete burn out.

Note to self: If you are to tired to think get some sleep and do
NO last minute ironing.

Ok, now I did go to sleep somewhat blank in mind. This was a major setback and I have very little time left before deadline 4th feb and no extra fabric or time to resew new panels with eyelets. Very stressful situation.