Western Vest

I made a western style vest for my husband for his birthday. It’s made from gray canvas and lined with gray silk dupioni. I used Simplicity 2895 view B vest. I liked the pattern with the exception of the pockets. I found many youtube videos online with much easier instructions and patterns for welt pockets.



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No New Sew Mo (November)November has some great ideas to follow, most notably, NaNoWriMo. There are also AEDMO, and also NoNewSewMo.

I decided to go with NoNewSewMo. I need to finish my UFO (UnFinished Objects). I have a LOT of them. Anything you’ve started on (which basically means, you bought the fabric and may or may not have done any more than that) counts.

I’m going to try to keep up with my progress here. I also totally forgot about this until this morning. So, to start off with, I threw out my back last night. Which means I’ll be cleaning up my sewing room so I can use my cutting table and not straining my back cutting out pieces.  I worked on it a little bit tonight, but then my back started bothering me again. So you get pictures from Halloween. 🙂

Pinkie Pie from My Little Pony & Fierce Diety Link from Legend of Zelda, Majora’s Mask

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Lack of Progress

I haven’t gotten any progress on the corset. Starting tomorrow, I am going to be working for a week and a half straight. I don’t see a whole lot getting done in that time. However, I was able to go to Greenfield Village, on a beautiful fall day, and get a couple photos in a bit of my 18th century kit. I didn’t have any pics in this bed jacket yet, so, I decided it was time. The wind was about to blow me away at times!

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Latest Project

I’m working on an underbust corset to be used for multiple things, but first I hope to wear it next weekend to the Renaissance Festival.

Here’s the kicker, I’m going to embroider it using beetle wings. (Inspired by Koshka) I want it to be a bit creepy. I’m also thinking of putting dyed harem cloth over top, to give it a spiderweb feel. We’ll see if I get it done in time.





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Real Talk

Sorry I haven’t posted as much as I’d have liked to in the past, well several years. I have been suffering from depression since about 2007. I’m getting help for it and making great strides, but there are days to weeks where it’s just hard for me to do anything besides exist. I see a lot of other costumers doing so many amazing outfits and I feel like a hack. But I KNOW I can do beautiful, amazing things too. I’ve done them. I have to remind myself that I can do this. That it’s not a contest.

I have a hard time trying to feel like a person, let alone “an amazing costumer”, so, please bear with me while I take a long time to update my pages, and add posts to the blog. I’m trying the best that I can.

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