The upper class project

My original posting prediction has proven true. Here goes occasional update number two.

I’ve started my upper class ensemble. I decided to go with Simplicity 3782 as a starter. Like any person with an overzealous creative streak, I’ve strayed from the instructions – out of spite, I think. I will post a dress diary when it’s complete or when I get stuck and need perspective, but for right now, I’m taking it one day at a time. I’ve completed the machine stitching part (minus any trim) of the bodice, and I decided to go with hand-sewn eyelets instead of grommets (ocs). It’s coming together, but I have to wait for tonight’s biweekly sewing stipend (aka: not wedding funds or living expenses cash that I used to spend on fast food) to hit the account so that I can pick up trim and a few odds and ends. I’ve also, rather unthinkingly, decided to take up crochet again and make knee-high socks (it seemed like a good idea at the time).

Thank you for reading!

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The apprentice acknowledges the crowd

So, I’m going to give this blog thing a shot.

I predict an occasionally updated collection of my costuming trials with random tangents that relate to my personal life. I’m not new to crafty things–coming from an uber-talented mom-of-all-trades, but I’ve finally decided to indulge my dress-up impulses with Ren Faire garb. My brain’s creative season starts in the spring and takes a plunge just after Halloween, when my hands have lost feeling. Any reasonable facsimile of “good” that comes out of the creative period can only be attributed to my enthusiasm for all things craft. My arms are open to constructive criticism from those who care to share their talents–your tips will not be wasted. Each experiment will likely be accompanied by photos, provided that I haven’t shredded or burned the product.

Welcome to all, and thank you for your time!