Cinnamon man is away visiting friends again, which means
I'm in front of the sewing machine once more, sewing up a storm :)
I wrote in a previous post that my next projects were a couple of dresses
but it wasn't that kind of project that was calling to me today
- and I have to listen to my muse, or else projects just go sour...
A while back I sold black lace tights at the store.
I could never get rid of the tiny size small, but with legs the size
of my arms I could see the potential and took the tights home.
I started by cutting off the elastic waist band and trying them on
as a bolero. I had to cut open almost half of the inner seams until it fit me
over the back and shoulders, but as soon as I put it on I got a Victorian vibe.
Right now I am influenced by Penny Dreadful, so I knew which way to go.
I took in the back part alot and the sleeves/legs a bit, and made a collar out of
the front part, but something was clearly missing. I raided my cloth storage
and found a silky red peasant top that I inherited from my best friend,
but that has always been too big for me and not really my style.
The hem/fringe was perfect. I ripped it off and sewed it on.
This is nothing I expect to find occasion to wear more than maybe twice,
but that's still more use than I got out of the tights and the top :)