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Goodbye Satine, hello...somebody

A moment of silence for Satine (the car, not the courtesan), towed off this afternoon and donated to the Greater Illinois chapter of the Alzheimer's Association in memory of my grandpa. Would have been more appropriate for her predecessor, which actually started out as his car, but this works.

In an attack of temporary sanity, I have determined that having the polonaise (out of the silk my mom gave me after she used something else for her dress for my wedding) made for the "Victorian Vampire Reception" at Polaris is Simply Not Going To Happen. I did manage to get it cut out, at least, so when I do have time to pay proper attention to the construction, I have a head start. Maybe I'll make a goal of finishing it before the year is out, and figure out something to wear it to.

My brain is therefore busily spinning an alternative plan to jury-rig something around my existing Victorian corset (which is white, so I'm thinking in a black-and-white direction). I should be able to make use of a few things that have been languishing in the Scary Fabric Stash awaiting a purpose. It would probably take me longer to comprehensibly describe what I have in mind than it will to actually put it together, so you'll just have to wait until there are pictures. *evil g*


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Jul. 2nd, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC)
Aw, poor Satine.

Jul. 2nd, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC)
She's actually been basically dead since last fall. Repairs were feasible, but likely to be more than we'd end up selling her for.
Jul. 2nd, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC)
Your post makes me smile. :-) Thank you.
Jul. 2nd, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome!
Jul. 2nd, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC)
out of curiosity, what pattern are you using for the Polonaise? I really love Past Patterns #904, but I've heard good things about the Truly Victorian one and am looking for firsthand reviews (other than the ones on the Great Pattern Review).
Jul. 2nd, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
Susan's Polonaise from Buckaroo Bobbins. I used their frock coat pattern for brainiacfive's wedding suit, and liked that they have good clear instructions and illustrations. (My mom had a terrible time with the Heidi Marsh pattern for essentially the same coat.) I had some mild annoyance with having to add my own paper in between several segmented pieces, because they print on not-terribly-large paper, and there's an erratum saying to add an inch or so to two pieces that were apparentently drafted incorrectly. But otherwise I'm pleased with it so far. There are a couple of neckline variations, and it's based directly on an extant garment.
Jul. 3rd, 2008 02:45 am (UTC)
I haven't used the polonaise pattern from Truly Victorian, but I have used and loved their patterns in the past...
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