I dont know how i close down this blog, if someone could tell me i would be very greatfull. I am stopping my live journal, Going on vacation for 14 days now, when i get home, i am starting my last projekt, a commissioned Venetian Carnival Costume. The lady has payed me plenty of money, and she has provided me with a lot of fabric and gold and silver laces. Ill give her all i have, and then its over She comes here 29th of march.
I just emailed my webhotel to ask how much its going to cost me to change domain name. I want to change from www.my-drewscostumes.dk to Bjarnes broderier (Bjarnes embroideries) What about the costumes then? Well i am putting them on a hold. Today is my day off, i have a lot of laundry to make and i need to pack my trunk, i am leaving on a holliday to Madeira on monday. Rest of the week and the weekend, i have to work. My stay on Madeira is only a week, but the next week also is my vacation, so i have 2 weeks vacation. Ill do a lot of thinking in those weeks, because i think i am skipping the costume making and the future is going to be embroidery only.
I have found the pattern i made for Sofies stays to the red francaise dress i made for her. I am using this pattern for her new stays in ruby red silk damask. Her mother meassured her pocket hoops for me, so i am also ready to make her ruby red pocket hoops to match. Her first stays were made with 0,4 mm. wiesner boning, but i want to make it in 0,7 mm. boning. I will make 2 layers of cotton and one layer of the silk damask. The edges i shall use ordinary silk taffeta for binding. Its going to be hecktic from now on, having manny projekts running together. in 14 days a lady is comming to have her meassures taken, and to disgus wich kind of dress i am going to make for her. She ordered me to make her a dress for venice carnival next year. She has her own brokade with her, and also gold and silver laces she baught in Italy. I collected the blue silk home today for the anglaise dress. The underskirt, the zone front and the sleaves are going to be blue, the rest of the anglaise is tan colloured. I have soon finnished the pleating of the trim for the overskirt, 4 widths 140 cm trimmed with ivory "rococo trimming"
I am stuck with the anglaise because i need the girl to come here to have a fitting of the toille.Problem is that she is studying at the university and have work besides, she lives in a far distance from here in Jutland, and its difficult for her to come soon, so i have to put a hold on her dress. In stead i have found remnants of the renaissance skirt i made a coupple of years ago, red silk damask with lovebirds. I want to make Sofie a corset of that and a pair of pocket hoops. So i am starting on that tomorrow. Found the corset pattern in my stash wich suited her very well, so its just to go for it. I waited for an answer for several days from the girl with the anglaise, i guess she dont think it matters, that i am waiting impatiently, but i wrote her an email today, saying that i put her dress on hold for a while, until she is ready.
I baught silk yesterday wich will be here in about a week. Today i browsed Bennetts silks wich are online, but i dont think i can buy directly from them, i have to use the dealer here in Copenhagen as a middle dealer, wich is going to increase the price. What a shame. But i found out that he actually has 100% silk moiré wich has made my mouth droolling very much. Anyway here are pictures of the draped bodice and sleave of the Anglaise with turkish sleaves.
I have work this weekend but i am early home today, i had an easy day. It happens once in a while, really nice! The reason why my anglaise projekt has ben so slow is due to 1 i am not passionate about it! 2 the girl i make it for, has changed ideas a coupple of times 3 the fabric and collour. Now we have come to a solution and i can get on with it. She has always ben so much in love with the start anglaise in The Duchesse. Its beige and blue. My taffeta is beige, so we have come to this conclusion: She wants a zone front closure, turkish sleaves on top of the simple - ordinary anglaise sleaves. The fabric under the zone is going to be blue ditto to the underskirt. Overdress made of beige taffeta. She wants it to be as simple as possible, but i have made a lot of trimming sewed by hand, so she has to agree that i make pleated edges. Found a wondefull hat in Magasin Nouveilles anglaises et francaises. Its a puff crown with big ruches of lace in the edge og the brim, a ribbon round the crown with big bows either site of the head, to the right also feathers. I want to make that in beige with the bows and ribbon brim in blue. Perhaps some red roses to highlight the collours. I have draped a beautifull back and front, but i have to remake the front to the zone closure. Anybody have any experiments with hooks and eyes for the zone closure? or as i feel it, would be better to pin in place? On to the draping :-)