LJ is acting up here as well now. I'm making a back-up and crossposting for now, we'll see how things evolve. To all of you who are on DW, drop me a line so that I can add you ! (well, unless I already did so months and months ago)
I've put up both myfolding screens, one upstairs and oen downstairs, and I love how they fit into our home. One is hiding an ugly heater, the other my "current projects" fabric pile.
Now, I mentionned how Heileen has a bad influence on me. Look what she caused ! I started on a new project ! And I totally underestimated how much effort it would be. Not the sewing or patterning, mind you (the good old "let's put a t-shirt that fits over the muslin and draw around it"-technique still works fine), but the wringling a toddler into and out of a mock-up. Because it's so funny when Mommy is chasing you around the house !
The trousers are fairly roomy for now, I don't want them to be too narrow - I'd love these to last more than a few months - but I might still make them a little narrower. I haven't checked the fit of the sleeves yet.
I first thought about making a fairly straightforward opening in the back and sides for the trousers, but now I'm tempted to reproduce the closure system on this suit
because... it's cute !
And while I'm link-dumping, here
's a reproduction skeleton suit on a toddler, and it just makes me go awwwwwwwwww ! More references include the two Tidens Toj extant ones
, which Ihonestly find a lot less cute. There are other adorable reproductions by Arts et Métiers
. I'm still assembling more pictures, and pondering things like buttons. I'll probably skip the period shoes and underwear. He'll wear this in the summer and he really doesn't like heat (like his Daddy - most days he's wearing one layer less than myself, and if the weather keeps getting warmer he'll soon be out of closed shoes and into sandals. Whatever I'll do, I'll never have a totally period-correct boy anyway - all glasses for his age are plastic...
On a final, not so happy note, I went to the fabric store today, as I'm almost out of thread for the quilted ensemble. I foudn some cotton organdi, which I usually buy every time I come accross some. The first time I bought some (on the clearance table), it was 1 euro/meter. Last year (also on the clearance table), it was 2 euros/meter. Today ? Still in the clearance section, FIVE euros pro meter. 5. Five. Ouch. I did not buy it, even though I'm constantly using it, I can't justify shelling out that much right now. I'll look into alternatives and will buy some if I have a specific need for it, but I'm not stashing it anymore. Okay, maaaaybe I'll buy some if my 20% off coupon works for it next week. But given it's on clearance, I doubt that.