We had a short course in bookbinding, learning the basic techniques to be able to make nice portfolios and such.
We did a lot of test things but I made one thing that was fully finished, a scetch book.
The base of it all is thick cardboard
I found this really nice picture of gentlemen in a magazine, a commercial for a store with the slogan “different men is equally handsome”
The book is folded up and there is a normal sketching pad.
There is a LOT of papers in it
There are book binders screws so that you can remove and refill papers.
A old gentlemen on the back to, a different version of the commercial “different men is equally handsome”
I love it that it look like a “real” book when it is closed.
It is on the roll, it really is! I have written all the things and taken pictures so all I have to do is fix the pictures up and make the text computer written and in English (I made it in Swedish since I am going to have both languages on it this time).
I also need to make a mockup so that I see that my corset drafting tutorial actually works ;)
But stay tuned, underbust corset pattern drafting tutorial is in the making!
This tutorial will allow you to make your own personalized pattern, made from your own measurements and starting with a totally blank paper making the corset fit you like a glove, a very tight, nice and perfect glove.
It is based on my own pattern pieces layout without a side seam which I believe makes nicer shape and the corset reduces mostly in the sides and in the back, making a really straight front corset with flat belly.
But it is all explained in a way that is allowing you to decide were to put your seams if you don’t want them were I put mine.
I’m addicted to wool dresses, the material is just totally superior to anything else. So my new dress is also in wool, and empire waisted to and with a balloon skirt, so you see a pattern? This is also one of my after school projects.
It is just mostly pinned on the dummy on this picture.
a after school project I am having at the moment, cotton ruffles on a full circle skirt, it is REALLY heavy.
somehow I keep adding after school projects without finishing the old ones, now i have the striped corset, this skirt, and two dresses tagging along as after school projects, silly thing to make new things without ending old ones.
stuff I do when I am bored
how my workspace look like most of the time, crowded with lots of stuff.
my colour samples.
We had a colouring exercise, trying different colour mixes, different strength of colour.