Este post está hecho para explicar los pasos y las ideas que estoy siguiendo en el reto de costura de Rikka en su blog Ricochet and Away. Está escrito en inglés para que el resto de las participantes puedan seguir mis progresos. Lo iré actualizando con todo lo que surja, dudas, cagadas... Si alguien quiere que lo traduzca a español que me lo pida y lo haré, de momento y en actualizaciones futuras de la entrada, just English! Espero que no os importe ;)
Where I live finding beautiful fabrics is almost impossible, a lot of polka dots for flamenca dresses and some options for curtains, that’s all. But I have a hiding place at home where I keep little jewels. Nevertheless, since it’s been a long time since I bought something, these jewels go dwindle away to almost nothing. I just have two fabric options for Rikka’s challenge.
One is a beautiful rough but charming silk from Thailand, is a deep green that I love, would love to make a Tail Hem Skirt, but am afraid it hangs kinda stiff. Let’s see what happens after washing the fabric, if it looks softer I will go for it.
The other option is just a dream… It is a material with more than 100 years, my grandma gave it to me and I have used it for so many things, therefore I have a very little piece left. This fabric was a present my grandmother got from her grandfather, I know, this kinship stuff is never clear when talking about families that are not your own, anyway, my grand I don’t not what used to be restorer and was specialized in cathedrals & tapestry.
This piece, was originally hanging in one of these cathedrals, the more surprising fact is how modern it looks being that old. But the small amount I have is not the only problem, the fabric is in very good conditions however, we can’t expect it reacts as a new material so I better forget about the hot pant I was thinking, too many seams and they can come unstitched very easily. So what can I make? A bralette? A mini skirt??? Would love a bralette but it means again a lot of seams and since my girls are an E size… the weight can be way too much to be held. A mini skirt is the only real option left, it may seems an easy one but if I want to protect the fabric a little bit, attaching a lining is essential and this step is going to be such a challenge for me.
As I posted on Rikka’s blog, am rechallenging myself and have to wear the garment not only in public but also on TV… If I finally choose the old material, wish me good luck; don’t want to end up showing my ass worldwide ;)
Here is my final design... a pencil skirt with peplum. Am not allowed to show images from the TV show yet but at least, I can post this picture in time for the challenge.
|Eva Nilsen & me... with our new look for the show|
Yes, I am rolling a cigarette, is not polite but I had to smoke one when leaving the set, I deserved it after a whole day making interviews with my hair full of bleach, what a crazy program!!! All about glamour!!! LOL...