Musings of a Lady

Monday, February 14, 2011

On the cutting table: New 18th Century Corset

Hello!  I have a corset that I can wear but it is now to large in the chest to the point that the center back overlaps when laced.  Lordy!  So, I am going to use the JP Ryan lightly boned corset pattern that picked up at Costume College in 2009.

I will follow the pattern pretty much but will want to bone it a bit more.  The images you see are the coutil layer.  I have a pretty resist printed drapery weight linen for the fashion fabric but I am having reservations with it - the stretch factor worries me.  So, I may get a tighter weave silk or other fabric.  I will interline it as well.  Wish me luck, I haven't made a corset in a long time.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentines Day a day early!

Love comes in many ways and forms.
Best wishes for all the love
you can fill your heart with.
Here's to love and its capacity to
build HOPE which in turn builds
Optimism which gives over
to JOY.
Valentine's cookies I made for my family.  I haven't made sugar cookies with icing in years.  What gooey fun!  The entire kitchen is covered in a layer of flour dust and the smell of freshly baked goods.  Yum!