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While the bulk of work is done on Perceneige, I still have a bazillion smaller things to do. Like insert the CB zipper. Finish the CB seam and hem. Add ribbons inside to cover the raw edges of the embroidered net (but that could wait a little, as long as the dress is wearable).

The first pictures for the corset were mostly blurry. I think we got some better ones with the second shoot. I have two decent ones, though :
IMG_1150 Corset moderne en coutil noir
I haven't had time to download the second shoot's results, so fingers crossed on this front.

Time has flewn by fast this week - I think Monday and Tuesday were pretty much the only days I had to really work. And on Thursday the kids came home, so I had a lot to tidy and clean up, and after that work was pretty much not possible with them + my MIL who stays for a few days. I do try to work but I eep getting ditracted, or remember I should socialize, or the phone rings and I have a long talk with a friend, or let's play monopoly, or I get lured away by the prospect of photoshoots.
Which is great, becauseit means I get to do them and I get new pictures for my portfolio (and, let's admit it, I just love doing them). But it can be a challenge to find a location, organize everyone, finish the dresses... I should really get back to Sarah and Johanne about our next shoot, I have one coming up with Anouk, and I need to check if we can work with both the Darkstones (= "Florence" dress, finish waistcoat for Lord Darkstone) or just Eysmé (= Effie Trinket), and at any rate I have to make contact with a possible location. A big group project is alos coming up, a week-end with lots of people in a beautiful old mansion, several models and photographers, maybe we can finally find the time to make the victorian cartes de visite happen then. Only it will be during a busy period and it's over 5hours away by road, yay ! (but the place has a costume musem I have never seen... I was instantly sold). Then I have my Ursula begging for a shoot, too.

And I still have a good part of my last shoot's picture to edit :
Lady Tremaine IMG_0722b Lady Tremaine IMG_0696
First I discoevered some pictures I liked were blurry, or grainy, but those I am pretty happy about. [livejournal.com profile] heileen looks phenomenal in these, and I'm not too ashamed of my editing skills. I might go back and try something more artsy another time.

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I am feeling really good about myself tonight. A few days back I was bouncing ideas at [livejournal.com profile] heileen (who has been absolutely fabulous to discuss ideas and fabrics, is the best possible trooper for improbable fittings and lets me shoot off all my stress at her, seriously, she rocks) and laid out a plan for the few kid-free days I get during the vacations. And for once in my creative life, I am actually on track ! I just finished machine-stitching the binding to the bottom of the stays (in (almost) one pass no pinnning involved. I AM getting better at this !). They need grommets (ordered and waiting for me to pick them up tomorrow or on Friday) and the binding sewn by hand to the inside of the stays at the bottom. The top is done, and the straps, too.
I promised you pictures earlier :
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This is the oen that shows best how the fabrics changes with the light, also some of the glittering effect of the glod threads is lost in it.

In other happy things, I have

Pictures ! )

Since I'm on track with my program, and I even started patching the hole Heimlich made in his silk velvet cape (that he needs for the runway... well, he'll be a patched prince), I am going to enjoy the evenign and relax, catch up on some Project Runway and sew down some stays binding.

mrs_maupin: (midona)

- I posted pictures and blogged about Toad's dress, here. I have to take pictures of the dress in action. for now I only have a quick one from my mobile :
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She likes weird poses ^^

- I apparently fell harder than I thought at the ice rink last week, but in the end the x-ray shows no crack. Which is good, but I still was somewhat crippled for most of the week. The Home Geek took the kids there today, but without me.

- I finally caught up on the recipe I wanted to try out for January's Meats and Potatoes Challenge form the HFF. And it is delicious. I need to photograph and post it.

- Ursula's corset has the inner and outer layers assembled. I just ordered a black busk, lacing and lacing tips. I is nicely waiting on the dummy for now, the satin looks really yummy. I will probably make myself another corset out of the remnant, bwahahah !

- Speaking of which, I have booked a place at a corsetry course for July. I am super-excited ! We're also starting to look at our vacation plans and they are going to be really really cool. Lots of time by the sea with the kids, lots of time with friends. And then we're seeing into dropping them at the grandparents' for two weeks or more.

- Right now, the thing on the worktable is Lady T's petticoat. Lots of bouffant synthetic horsehair !

- otal side note : my old sneakers gave up the soul this week -well... they still work, but only in dry weather, due to holes in the sole). So I treated myself to new ones, from the same brand. Eco-conscious, bio, sneakers that last ten years. Yes please. They are fabulous and I wear them aroudn the house for now, just because I love them. The laces are not turquoise like in the picture, though, just electric blue.

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