You know how projects can be: two steps forward, two steps back and a little side step or two.
The steps foreword happened with my Edwardian blousewaist. I have sewn the main seams on the body. I like the way the embroidery and lace look but I’m definitely going to have to get a corset cover organized with this thing (and a proper Edwardian corset)!
My idea for dealing with the lace at the seams (bias tape) seems to be working.
That lace isn’t going anywhere!
Two steps back: that happened with my knitted undersleeves. I’m going to have to take them apart. They are just going to be too tight. I don’t know how tight they are supposed to be but I’m pretty sure they weren’t going for compression garments or arm corsets. I had hoped that I could just follow the instructions and count on heavier wool and bigger needles to make up the difference but it wont. Drat that means I will have to do some math to figure out how many rows and stitches I need. Since I was starting from scratch, I thought I may as well buy a second color and see how it is supposed to look with the stripes.
And the side steps: I made an impulse stop at a thrift store and picked up some wooden knitting needles (like I need more) and this fabulous strip of sari fabric.
Obviously I can’t use this for Victorian wear. And it is a bit much for modern work wear. I’m thinking an over the top beach wrap.
Well, have a good week folks. Hopefully, I will be disciplined and be back in a couple of days with some progress to share.