Tag Archive: velvet zone

Jul 19

Exhaustion sets in

The lack of sleep is catching up with me.  With such a busy weekend, I really didn’t get to sleep in at all, and now I’m just barely making it.  Then, after work today, I went out with a friend.  By the time I got home around six, I was completely exhausted. I only let …

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Jul 18

CoCo to do list

I guess it is about time I thought about all that still needs to be done in the next week or so before I leave for Costume College. Zone Make new sleeves. Add an additional lining and spiral boning to the front. Make cap Bustle Take in the bodice. Add boning. Change hat trimming. If …

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Sep 19

Busy Weekend

Well, the zone gown is shaping up.  I spent most of the rest of this weekend sewing on the fur trim.  At first, it wasn’t laying right, so I had about an hour or so of frustration on Saturday trying to think of other ways to attach it so that it would look right.  When …

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Sep 18

Back to Making Progress

I kind of stalled out creatively for a few weeks, but I’m back to work now. I started a new scarf with some sock yarn.  The sock yarn is a wool/bamboo blend, so it is super soft, but I’m not liking it much as sock yarn.  I’ve made one pair with it, but when they …

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Aug 06

3…2…1…Loft!

On my first official vacation day, I decided to do some work on my zone gown.  I really need to get a sleeve mock up patterned, but that is going to be a lot of work with little tangible evidence at the end of the day.  So, instead, I focused on making the silk petticoat. …

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Jul 26

Disjointed Sewing Progress

I’m having a little trouble focusing on one sewing project at a time right now.  The good thing is that, for the most part, the projects are all for one particular costume–the zone gown. This past weekend, I got the bodice cut out and assembled.  I don’t want to do any of the finishing on …

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Jul 18

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

I worked on my zone gown for a bit both before and after church today.  In the morning, I got my pattern adjusted and transfered onto fresh paper.  (The old pattern was looking a little worse for wear.) This afternoon, I started cutting fabric…always exciting and a little bit scary.  I sort of stalled, though, …

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Jul 16

A New 18th Century Project

Some friends and I are getting together in September for a little 18th century gathering, and I’m hankering for a new outfit.  (Not that I don’t absolutely adore the most recent addition to my 18th c. wardrobe, but it isn’t exactly right for this next event.)  Thankfully, after digging around in my sewing room for …

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