This is the first moment I’ve really had to sit down and blog. Christmas is now over and I have to go back to revising :-(.
However, I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and feels fulfilled and rested.
I got a rather lovely dress form from Santa. Isn’t she nice? BUT, she is a completely different shape to me in all respects. She is wider than me everywhere and when I tried to lace her into my stays I found that it makes a huge difference if you’re squishy and thin-ner.
Those are my Plain Paniers, the ones which I have posted about. Well, they are finished, but I had to adjust them a little….
They were far too wide and they moved when a skirt was put on top, so I added ties and (I’m not really sure what these are called) rings-and-ribbons-to-stop-it-being-too-wide. I’m rather leased with them, and it was lucky I added pocket slits this time which made it possible for me to install them. I’ve seen the same technique used in grand paniers to make them flat at the front and wider, if that helps give a better picture.
Anyway, it wasn’ just us humans who had a good Christmas; the cats did too.
Happy New Year!