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my back is killing me... [Oct. 22nd, 2010|12:49 am]
Verminius Rex
 But I have Kiyan's pirate pants sewn (in a lovely black osnaburg fabric, rustic looking weave and black goes with every pirate ensemble).  I wasn't sure of Pari's tiered skirt, so I sewed up one from some plaid fabric I've had laying around since she was in preschool (which was going to be made into an A line skirt for her then, but radcliffe  swapped it out for the cherry print fabric that was made into a skirt she still wears today, although it's just below the knees rather than to her ankles). I suspect it's about 2 inches too long, but I can fix that by moving down the waist. Mostly I wanted to reacquaint myself with the ruffler foot and see just how difficult it would be to make up the dress. The answer is that sewing it  was easy, although it takes about 2 yards of fabric.  I'll see how it fits, then do the black one tomorrow. 

The pirate coats are going to be the challenge. I'll dig up the simplicity patterns I was planning to base them on and compare them to the shirt patterns I already traced out. Overall the aren't the most complicated pattern I've tried, I've just never tried this particular pattern before and the first time is usually the worse. 

Shortly after Halloween I'll start drafting my suit jacket pattern, I'm thinking of the steampunk applications. It would be a version of a sack coat, not as tailored but much easier to make.