I realized sometime between finishing my corset waaay back in January and finishing my hoop skirt waaay back in February (and finishing a petticoat... which I guess I never blogged about. Sorry about that. I have been extremely neglectful of this blog.) that I can either focus on school work or on sewing. When I am occupied by one, I forsake the other (to the detriment of my grades or the progress of my sewing projects). Since I am a student first and a costumer second, I chose my schooling over my sewing.
Since the AP exams almost a month ago, which was essentially the end of my academic high school career (with the exception of a few essays for non-AP classes), I have had a lot of free time. In that free time, I could have potentially finished every item on my Epic Master Plan Schedule of Tasks. I debated doing a monthlong sewing marathon (there were a lot of items on that list), and ultimately decided not to do so because I knew the quality of whatever garments I finished would be very low and the whole endeavor would be a waste of time and fabric because I would not be happy with the finished products. I'd rather take my time and complete good quality garments without having to adhere to a deadline. So instead, I read books and relaxed and went to Hawaii with my class and went to graduation rehearsals and got sunburnt and then finally graduated.
I did complete a few smallish projects and do costume-y things (look for more on these in the following weeks!):
- 1860s chemises and drawers (I might only have one outfit to wear during the Weekend of Delicate Company, but at least I'll have clean underwear! I haz priorities.)
- Elizabethan Franken-smock and blue linen stays (and my Foundations special studies class)
- 1860s skirt (yes, a single skirt! Whoohoo!) and shawl
- Prom skirt (and prom photos, because why not?)
- Ft. Tejon Civil War event
- Bodice block-making
And here's a picture from my recent high school graduation for no other reason than because I think this post needs a picture.
|Photo by Mr. Bleimeister|
I have a moderate-sized stash to be used up this summer, so I will have more to post about in the next few months!