Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Child Form Dressed for the Colonial Program
We had other projects to work on this afternoon, including making a faux tiger skin tuxedo jacket for the stuffed bear we made a few weeks ago. This drawing shows one of the front pieces draped over the bear. We kept getting waylaid into working more on the colonial project, as the program is supposed to be tomorrow evening.
We found a couple of antique flat irons that I dragged home from Italy one summer. Definitely they will add to the tailor's workshop. We also found my grandmother's old darning egg, an ancient home- made pin cushion that came in one of the drawers of my treadle machine, an old spool of thread, an old awl. We did manage to get the whole jacket pinned and cut out, and Maya sewed two buttons on the white coat plus made a collar stiffener out of stiff mull to go on the coat. Then Jesse moved in and decided he loved the pattern pieces as well as my pen. This drawing shows him lying heavily on all of the pattern pieces after having batted them around enough to loosen several pins.