So much has been running around my head lately. I have been sewing on LED light vests a lot, and since I finished the last batch, my sewing machine went into the shop for a cleaning. I never knew it was this hard to live without it. I got the itch to do something creative and realized I needed my machine! *facepalm* That project will have to wait.
On my way continuing my self taught education in being a seamstress, I had the idea that I would really like to make a corset. Historically accurate of course. I really want to start making period clothing, aka, Civil War, Medieval, and 1800’s and 1920’s. It just sounds so fun. In order to make certain clothes, a proper historical corset is important. I did some research yesterday and watched a few youtube tutorials. One in particular by a foreign lady who owns what is called “The Corset Academy”. Youtube is good for learning how to do things, but sometimes it can sure suck the dream right out of you and install a healthy dose of realism into your soul. I walked away from the tutorial cringing at how much work and difficulty there is in making a corset. Then there is the matter of making a corset that fits perfectly. The chances of it turning out in the first try? Slim to None, and they both left town. The chances of it turning out on the second try? A little better but don’t get your hopes up. Do you get the idea? I am still resolved to do it at some point, however, it might take longer than I had planned. My mentality is usually, “oh sure, let me whip that up real quick” I don’t do real well with projects that take forever. (translation, a few weeks) But, I am sticking to it, and although it looks incredibly difficult, I WILL make one in the near future. So there, I said it. Sorry for the little rant! LOL!
I have also been busy writing away like an infatuated little writer. Every new word fuels me to greater heights of ecstasy that these 3 notebooks full of words are my own! (Yes, I write it all by hand) I have a writers bump/callous on my finger and it is a badge of honor I earned through mental blood sweat and tears as I have been steadily marching through the process of writing a novel. I am so pleased and EXCITED to announce that I am 4 chapters away from the first draft being complete. With the rate I have been going, I wouldn’t be surprised if I finish it by the end of the month! EEK! I know! Super exciting right?! Being so close to the end and seeing the light at the tunnel is exhilarating and motivating, but at the same time, scary, because it means I have to tie everything together without any loop holes. And when I finish *cringe* I will have to edit it before I can self-publish it.
So I loved this outfit! I apologize for the mess behind me, but I quick took these pics before I ran out the door to help my mama teach a class. I got this H&M skirt from Goodwill the other day and I loved it! Floral, Paisley, and not having to alter it? A win, win, win! And I had a perfect colored t-shirt that matched! Woot!
Skirt; H&M thrifted $3.99
Tshirt: Forever 21 $2.99
Cardigan: Thrifted $2.99
Belt: Cato’s, gift
Leggings: Walmart $4.99
Boots: Thredup.com $14
Leather Cuff: Custom Created for me by Genesis One Designs
Jewelry: random places.
One last thing. . . I got these earrings from Goodwill, and they appease my itch for Bohemian Whimsy! I know, they are kinda crazy and I may end up altering them/shortening them, but I couldn’t resist the feathers!
What is something you have been busy with lately? Would you like more posts about writing?
By His Grace,