It’s Christmas Eve! Yeeeeeeee! Aside from running around buying last minute gifts and groceries, it’s a great day off to get a little sewing in.
I finished my 1930s Christmas dress, and can’t wait to wear it tomorrow. It looks TERRIB on the hanger (as do all my other ’30s frocks), but really cute worn – I’ll take pictures to share. I was really pleased with the pattern – Decades of Style 3007 “Button Dress,” – although I did have to take it in quite a bit at the side seams (better than having to let it out, right?). I’ll do a pattern review later…
|’30s dresses seem to have so little hanger appeal…|
I’ve also been applying trims to the Green Acres Bustle Gown underskirt foundation. I’ve still not sewn up the side seam of the skirt, thank goodness – makes it much easier to put the trims on, of which there are many.
|Trim Trimminy Trim Trimminy Trim Trim Taroo…|
Currently I’ve got two applied and one pinned (the flutes). I have a horizontal swag to go on top of the flutes, and I’m also thinking there needs to be another pleat or ruffle-somethin’ between the deep pleats and the second tier ruffle-puff, just at the back.
|Planning an expansion…|
Once the skirt is complete, it’s on to the overskirt, yay!
And finally….FINALLY…I’ve put in an order for button hooks.
|Don’tcha want me, baby? Don’tcha want me, ooooh?|
I had these made from an original, and have had the darndest time finding a manufacturer to create them, primarily because of the stainless steel + cast handle construction, and also because we’re not ordering, like, 10,000 of them. If you’ve purchased Tavistock Button Boots, and you don’t already have a button hook, you’ll want one of these. They’re not in the shop yet, but I’ll make a big flap when they are…