Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Special Things


I'm sorry I haven't had a chance to reply to all your lovely comments this week ... it's been a bit hectic!!  

Status report on the corset for today - bone chanels are all done, some bones inserted and the bottom sewn up and trimmed.  This is good.  Now all I have to do is insert the rest of the bones, and bind the top and bottom.  Then it's done!!

Then I have to contemplate the bottom half ...

In the meantime, I found these special 'topstitch' needles.  They are sharper (i think?) than normal ones, and the topstitch they produce is really nice and smooth.  Good for allsorts of topstitching, but at £3.00 for the pack they are quite expensive.


I also made myself a quick purse to go with the corset.  I don't like to take a handbag out with me, too much faff... so I always make something to go with my outfit, for change, lipstick, spare eyeliner etc., and it fits in my hand.

This is a quick post today though because Mr Marmalade and I are out galavanting tonight too!  We're off to Brixton Academy for a spot of Two Tone ..



10 comments:

silverpebble said...

Ooh, Mr P and I loving this bit of Specials. Have a wonderful time. Our fave (and MissP1's, unsurprisingly) is Monkey Man x

Kitty said...

Hope you have a fabulous time - it'll do you the world of good to step away from the corset! x

Berlin Deluxxe said...

Lucky lady, your handbag is so cute. Wishing you a great time tonight,
Berlin

Taz said...

Have a fun night ;)

Diane said...

The purse looks fab!! I need to know how to post You Tube on my blog - can you tell me how?? Hope you have had a great night out.xx

twiggypeasticks said...

Ooo the Specials, Ghost Town is my fave always reminds me of very hot long Summer school hols. Fab bag. Have fun tonight.
Twiggy x

Gina said...

Hope it's a brilliant evening!

peppermintpatcher said...

Topstitch needles have a bigger, smoother eye for using fancy threads. I use them all the time and love them!

Enjoy your evening.

Fancy Elastic said...

How was it? A proper night out in London town. Fab.

Billie Jane said...

I love what Kitty said... I just imagined a US cop saying "step away from the corset!" lol! Can't wait to see the finished outfit, it all looks great so far! x