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Jan. 18th, 2019

I went to NYC from the 10th-15th, and wow, apparently everyone decided to post a lot during that time! Which is nice. But I just finished reading them all. No sewing from me as of yet, but I did manage to find a pink for my Fairy Godmother bustle. Not silk because prices in NYC are insane. The seller called it a silk blend with poly, but I think it's just a nice poly, which still was $10/yd. 

So now I'm torn, because I know I should finish the plaid bodice, since I've already cut out most of (if not all) of the bodice mockup, and the skirt is basically done. But now that I have the pink, I could start on Fairy Godmother. Except not really, because I think I want a new structure for under the skirt. I have my elliptical hoop, which would be way too big, and my lobstertail bustle, which is way too small. I need something transitional, like what [personal profile] elizabeth_mn made. But my brain wants to do pretty drapey skirts, not things that need fitting (like bodices) or things that need actual work (like structure). Sigh

Also, part of me just wants to spend the next month cleaning the whole house. I started tidying my dresser, and although I'm only halfway done, it makes me super happy, and makes me want to do the same to my closet and my garage, at the very least. 



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Lindsay Tallman
Jan. 19th, 2019 07:06 am (UTC)
FWIW, I took my eliptical hoop and just overlapped the wire to reshape it the way I wanted. I did have to take a tuck in its main petticoat, because the back length shortened a bit, but it was way easier than building a whole new garment.
Jan. 19th, 2019 08:51 pm (UTC)
Mine is a cage crinoline, and though I think the ends might just be duct taped, all the intersections are stitched in place, so I don't think I have that option. I'll give it a look, though. Maybe I can get the right look by combining my store bought hoops with a small wire bustle...
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