Monday, December 31, 2012

What A Year.

This past year has been a whirlwind.. Job changes and some adventures.
This blog was to be a reflection of my sewing and journeys with my alter ego's .. unfortunatelythat did not happen. We did go to the SPWF twice and both times were a blast.
This past year saw some sewing .. not really epic but some challenging pieces anyway. I got a mens vistorian shirt done, a steampunk nurses outfit for and some little things.
 I also joined a local group here in my area and have been trying to give back to community. I am branching out  I am growing and have learned some things. My one commitment I want to do  this year is to blog everyday  and to make or continue working on a project everyday , even if it's for an hour. I need to do these things and grow as person, costumer, crafter and wife. One very important thing that is happening in our lives is my Husbands pet project ... Steampunk In Gettysburg, his very own steampunk convention. I will be advertisig on here and promoting as much as possible as he will allow.
  I did a bit of self journeying by joining a womens group and did work through some issues. The women there did help me break through some of my self doubt and self sabotage that I do, do to myslef. UGHH
 So here is to a New Year and continueing forward on this path of creaticity, self discovery, and being a better person and wife.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A taste of what is to come

I am starting this blog as we are getting ready for our very first Steampunk con In may. So far I have made a pair of authentic Victorian men's trousers and vest for my Hubby, and a western Victorian walking dress. It has been a hell of a couple of months of working and then sewing. But all in all I am pleased with the results. I am embarking on a steampunk coat and bustier for myself and soon the big project of my hubby"s coat.
Let me explain a little on my sewing journey with my hubby. Hubby is 6ft7in tall and a big man, so everything I have to make for him has to widened and lengthen. In mass produced patterns usually that isn't problem, but with specialized pattern companies it's a big problem. I have tried contacting one of them when I had trouble with a pirate coat , but Never got any response and in the end I figured it out on my own. I am also mostly self taught with a lot of instruction given to me by my grandmother and one sewing class way back in 9th grade. So I really don't know all the great secrets to sewing and tailoring and will ask and look up anything I need. So far through out the years my skills have improved and I hope in the future to be able to take a few specialized classes. For now I keep moving forward and I do my research as needed and incorporate a lot of patience.

This first pic is of my hubby in his new outfit including the pants and vest I mentioned.

This is a pic of my walking dress, I didn't make a petticoat to go underneath, instead I was gifted a wedding petticoat from a person off of a local freecycle site. I love that site I have given away so much  and received some wonderful items in return. Check out a local site in your area.
so for my first post I don't I did to bad, I will talk more of my life and of my past adventures in the coming weeks.