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Still giving the old sewing finger a break, so I did a bit more etsy-work - took off the exceptionally terrible waistband on my old 1840s flounced petticoat and put in a drawstring. Less correct but presumably more sell-able. I haven't done 1840s in years (my one dress is now defunct), and if I ever do it again I'll make less shitty petticoats! So that is hopefully going bye-bye. Which would be good because it takes up a damn lot of room.

I decided to try and get the short hoop out of the way as much as possible (since, hey, that's not hand sewing, right?). Got the last casing sewn on, sewed on the waistband, and boned all but one channel. I was really hoping the cutters I bought once upon a time for hoop boning would work, but no dice. Hoop steel was heavier but white steel is wider, so these aren't cutting it (hurr hurr hurr). I'm just about out of plastic whalebone anyway, so it appears a corsetmaking.com order is...in order.

Somewhat related to sewing: I decided ages ago (like when I got the tickets) that I wanted, nay, needed a new dress for the Dita von Teese show, found some fun embroidered net on ebay, and cheerfully bought it. I'm off this weekend, so I figured it's high time to crank that dress out...and then last night I went on Unique Vintage and found the exact dress I was going to make, on clearance, for $35. So I bought it. xD Alright, it isn't the exact dress, but it's pretty darn close! The embroidery on the net's a little finer, and the black skirt's a little shorter, but those are the exact sleeves I was going to do...and $35 is well worth a cute dress! (And I won't mind having two dresses of similar fabric, when I get around to using my fabric...mom and I have tickets to the Pennsylvania Ballet season this year, so I need fancy dresses. ;) )
unique vintage cocktail dress

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Date: 8/26/17 05:04 am (UTC)
marianme: Portrait of me wearing bright red 1920s hat (Default)
From: [personal profile] marianme
$35 is a great price for that dress. Nice find!

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Date: 8/26/17 05:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mala_14
Cute dress! Also lol @ all your wordplay! :)

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Date: 8/30/17 11:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] brickhousewench
Nice find on the dress! As much as sewing is fun, finding what you were going to make at an affordable price is more fun!
Edited Date: 8/30/17 11:54 am (UTC)

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