Corset making - I am furiously sewing up show pieces for my new website. The new designs have to be tested on a real person to ensure fit, proportion and line - the difficult part of this is finding a person with very 'average' measurements so that my fitting can be refined and further designs draped in a way that I know will fit real people.
|flossing detail of a longline silk overbust corset with external bone casing|
Commissions - A friend from Edinburgh has seen a dress in a vintage shop that she wants me to copy. She would have bought the original dress but it didn't fit - she is breast feeding, and will be for a while - so not only does she need extra room up there, but she needs the dress to be altered when she stops. The shop keeper was more than happy to let her take pics of details to send to me for replication so I am very happy to do this.
|Details of the vintage dress|
I also have a ton of silk underwear projects to get through, some for my friend with the dress (above) and some for my mother in law - it's all compatible with my new line that I'll be showcasing over at my other website.
And as if that isn't enough (and it really isn't all), I really have to make some dresses for myself. My weight has been fluctuating over the last 2 years but I've finally got a grip on the reasons for this and what to do about it! Basically, as you get older, you can't eat chocolate and other 'rubbish' .. so it's new diet, new year, new wardrobe, new career ... I can't wait for 2012 to happen!