Rhiarti, by design

Ask me anything   Certifiable seamstress. Steampunk and costuming enthusiast. Bewildered Brit in British Columbia.

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    I always think hand sewn eyes make a nicer finish than using the ones that come with the hooks. Plus, any excuse for a little bonus hand finishing!

    I always think hand sewn eyes make a nicer finish than using the ones that come with the hooks. Plus, any excuse for a little bonus hand finishing!

    — 2 days ago with 3 notes
    #sewing  #hooks and eyes  #fastening  #needlework  #ocsd  #obsessive compulsive seamstress disorder  #work in progress 
    Dammit! Wrong coloured hooks stops play…

    Dammit! Wrong coloured hooks stops play…

    — 3 days ago
    #sewing  #work in progress  #hooks and eyes 
    Ooh! Can we pretend like I meant for it to look like this all along? Love it when the improvised fix ends up looking cooler than the original design! Definitely something I’d deliberately add in future.

    Ooh! Can we pretend like I meant for it to look like this all along? Love it when the improvised fix ends up looking cooler than the original design! Definitely something I’d deliberately add in future.

    — 4 days ago
    #sewing  #waistband  #work in progress  #truly victorian  #victorian walking skirt  #fix  #design 
    Stopped the timer while I fix the waistband, but thought I’d share the progress, just because I always think there’s something rather lovely about the hidden tailoring stitches.

    Stopped the timer while I fix the waistband, but thought I’d share the progress, just because I always think there’s something rather lovely about the hidden tailoring stitches.

    — 4 days ago
    #sewing  #waistband  #truly victorian  #victorian walking skirt  #work in progress  #tailoring  #tailoring stitches  #herringbone stitch 

    Really not happy with the waistband. I’m guessing the lack of reinforcement is because it’s designed to go over a corset? Fortunately I have a cunning plan for a stylish fix! Time to wax some more threads.

    — 4 days ago with 2 notes
    #sewing  #work in progress  #waistband  #truly Victorian  #Victorian walking skirt 

    Nearly forgot the label! Waistband would be done, but…

    — 4 days ago with 1 note
    #work in progress  #sewing  #waistband  #truly Victorian  #Victorian walking skirt 

    Binge-watching #Vikings. Blame-thanking that for both today’s earworm, and the urge to use the remaining tweed for some form of medieval overdress! Ooooohhh, maybe a fitted kirtle?

    — 1 week ago
    #Vikings  #kirtle  #cotehardie  #middle ages  #medieval  #overdress  #inspiration  #tweed  #herringbone tweed  #Fever Ray  #If I Had a Heart 

    A little over three hours later, that’s the panels all flatlined and ready to go. Should note at this point, I’m so in love with this tweed, I was using a lovely honeycomb shaped stitch to make sure the fabric’ll wear through long before any of my sewing could give out! Definitely could’ve gone faster with a little less OCSD!

    — 1 week ago
    #flatlining  #sewing  #tweed  #fabric  #my precious  #ocsd  #obsessive compulsive seamstress disorder  #work in progress 

    You know when you don’t do something for a while, and then you remember why? Flatlining. A special level of hell. No matter what technique I use, it always gives me a headache!

    Still, given how surprised folk seem when you explain to them how much decent hand crafted goods cost, I thought it might be fun to see if I can remember to run a timer as I sew. One panel down, bar trimming the lining. Six to go! Think I’m going to need a bigger pot if tea…

    — 1 week ago
    #ocsd  #obsessive compulsive seamstress disorder  #tea  #sewing  #work in progress  #truly victorian  #Victorian walking skirt  #hand crafted  #flatlining  #flat lining