American Duchess has undergone a change in location: I have moved from California to Nevada, and all of my things (and I mean ALL) are currently stacked haphazardly in a storage shed, save my sewing machine, laptop, and a couple bags of clothing. Understandably, many projects and things on my to-do list have been postponed until I can end my nomadic tendencies, and set up “the castle” in a functioning manner. So as not to keep you in the dark, here is a run-down of, well, all the stuff I have planned:
The KCI Jacket & Gilet Project – unfortunately postponed until further notice. This requires some fierce patterning, draping, drafting madness, for which I will need space, both my dress forms, large pads of paper, rulers and slidey rule thingies, muslin, and on and on. Thus, until I have these things at my fingertips, it must be postponed.
Medivh World of Warcraft Man-Clothes – cancelled. The man for whom these man-clothes were being made is not longer in my life.
Dickens Christmas Ensemble – revised. I hadn’t posted about this before, but I had originally planned to do a black velveteen jacket to go with a pink & cream striped skirt that I made for a ballgown earlier this year. I’ve decided instead to do a gathered/fan-front bodice and tiered skirt in some oh-so-sweet plaid, and base it loosely on this Simplicity pattern.
Mid 18th c Court Gothique Man-Clothes – a commission for a friend, who is looking for a full ensemble and has his materials all picked out. I plan to work with a pattern, probably JP Ryan. More to come on this project!
Top-Secret Elizabethan Project – you guessed it, I can’t tell you anything about it, mwahahaha!
And that’s what Duchie’s got goin’ on for the next several months, and on into 2010. Oh yes, and each completed costume, barring the commission, for under $75, of course!