Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Lizette in Lingerie.

I love the really old-fashioned Victorian look of corsets and bloomers, so I didn't make a skirt for this outfit, but big loose pantaloons instead.  They're so nice to sew after the miles and miles of fabric that I tend to use for the skirts.  Usually I run elastic through the waists of bloomers, but with these I gathered them onto a waistband.



I also created a new corset pattern, with a pronounced V-shaped front, and slightly more daring at the bust.  I think Lizette looks great in it. :)  Again, the armlets really pull the outfit together.  I like the rose fabric I've used. The scale is slightly larger than I might usually use for a doll of this scale, but it looks pretty good.




In other news.... don't you just hate sewing injuries?   It's laughable that the tiniest nick in the skin, or the smallest pulled muscle in a finger can affect hand-sewing so badly.   I managed to scrape my index finger and the skin is so raw and thin on the very tip, that I can hardly bear to sew.   I hate 'resting up' for something so tiny - but if I don't let it get better, I run the risk of making it ten times worse and/or bleeding all over my precious creations.   Bah.  

Poop.

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6 comments :

  1. Love the fabric in the corset top and the shape! Lizette totally rocks that outfit! Hope your finger is better soon - why are the smallest injuries to fingers always so sore and so inconvenient!!

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    1. Thank Trish. Yes, it's day three now and the finger is still sore. I'll have to content myself with designing on paper today.

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  2. loving this outfit... I'd wear it if I was 70 lbs lighter.. it is so cute

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    1. Haha! I would too if I was 70 lbs lighter and 20 years younger... :)

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  3. The corset is just stunning! I find that if you choose carefully, using a slightly oversized pattern works better than one that is perfectly in scale - I`m certainly finding that with pips anyway. I know what you mean about finger injuries. The skin on my fingertips is usually so hard that I hardly feel a needle or bleed at all but a course of anticoagulants and frequent bloodtests has altered all that :(

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    1. Yes, some larger prints work quite well.

      Ouch for your fingers. And using thimbles is so annoying, even leather ones.

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