Saturday, January 12, 2013

Annnnnd we hit the tedium...

Somehow this always seems to be my most hated and yet most favorite part of the process. It's that point you realize the devil is in the details but it's no ordinary devil. This one is luring you with shiny things and seductive visions of being hailed as the Queen of Beautiful Details!! And then you spend 12 hours in a heroic battle against the mundane armed with silk and velvet and cord, the battlefield littered with scraps of experiments, shredded threads of ripped out seams, sighs of frustration filling the air, only to walk away with the spoils of...4 little pieces of skirting.

Alright, alright, enough with the dramatics. This is what I did get done today.

 Cutting out the skirting pieces


Lots of futzing and finally settling on this...

which became this...

which became these...

which looks like this up close...

I also started working on the epaulettes and collar before I just got too tired.

Cut and stiffened by zigzagging rattail onto fusible horsehair canvas

Close up of the rattail cording.


Too tired to write anything intelligent or amusing at this point. So thanks again for reading and goodnight! Or good morning. whatever.

1 comment:

  1. OMG, that skirting is delicious.

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