It has boning channels! And a shape! This was a struggle. I had to regather the top a few times and play around a lot with the boning to get it to have an okay shape and size…and i’m still not happy with it! It leans towards the front even with the bum pad.
Luckily it will work. I’m going to add a ruffle to fix the length and then it will be done and I can move on. Hopefully as I add more layers (cotton cover, kirtle, dress, etc.) The shape will even out and i’ll be happier with it!
Tamanduas are a type of small climbing anteater with distinctive vest like markings. They’re also super cute!
I decided to make one after a visit to London Zoo and meeting their very friendly tamandua, Tammy. This is one of my largest dolls and is fully posable, with a hybrid plastic and wire skeleton for durability.
Winter sewing list #6: fancy loungewear edition: chiffon romper with bead-trimmed wrap
This is a totally indulgent creation, born out of buying this beautiful star & moon print fabric online, getting it in my hands, and realizing it’s a pretty transparent chiffon rather than a light, but opaque, crepe de chine as the description led me to believe. So, I drafted the pattern for the romper from one I already owned, lined it with a purple chiffon I also already owned, and created a robe/wrapper based on this vintage beauty, and beaded all along the edges to give it weight and drape.
I sometimes wonder if people think sewing is a really ‘ladylike’ hobby for me to have, but in reality I mostly just stab myself and swear a lot. I’m pretty sure I say ‘motherfucker’ more times while hand stitching than doing literally anything else.