Posts Tagged ‘temp strykbord’

Into the …

15 februari 2019

… blue

New puzzle panels with hand sewn eyelets

Godmorgon

13 februari 2019

Nya trådar dras

New beginning

10 februari 2019

Well yes this is exactly what it looks like

It is a pile of crashed and rejected panels that for one reason or another fell victim for my inner critic that kept getting in my way when working on Soft Wire.

I never did get to the fun part with my contest entry mostly because I gravely underestimated how much time drafting a fitting pattern and working with limited amounts of fabric would take. You need both experience and a good plan to sew a project like mine. I admit I had none. I normally work with paper and with paper it is so much harder to undo or cover up a mistake. With fabric if you work with a forgiving fabric like I did well then you can make changes. Yes, I fell deep down into a seam ripping trap and time went swiftly by.

Now when I have all these lovely rejects and there is no deadline for the project, why not sew something on the contest theme architecture just to see what kind of wearable object I can sew from them. Let us set out on new journey exploring this new textile knowledge I gotten and put my pattern to use.

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

You never learn do you?

Panic brained over bubbly back panel late in the evening on Feb 3rd I had a date with my former best friend the little blue seam ripper seen on desk. I unpicked the upper part of both seam allowance covers to release the bubbling it did release the wrinkeling. What was I thinking? I have no time to resew this. Why did I not go to bed and sleep on it?

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.

Detta bildspel kräver JavaScript.

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.