|Erica, Emily, Tamina and Michele learning how to flat pattern a corset from scratch|
One of the girls who came along, lets call her "Erica, Queen of Sewing Gadgets" had the most superb sewing machine, which I had been lusting over for a while before Erica brought hers to class. Upon seeing it's performance, I was immediately smitten, and I decided I had to have one! I wrote to the nice people at Janome, and they sent me one on loan for a year in exchange for me saying nice things about her. Well that isn't hard because she is utterly Fabulous!
|She's ARRIVED!!! Glee!|
|My new Janome 1600P - she is fast.... very very fast|
|Scaling the pattern|
|Working out the stitching methods ..|
|et Voila! An 1884 pregnancy corset (no she isnt!) come to life, with 'steam punk' customisation in process|
|The lining of my wedding skirt|