So, I ordered a few things from Yummy Fabrics recently. Have to say, I'm very pleased with the service.
The color of the fabric was very accurate (I looked at home initially, and then ordered from work, so I saw it on two monitors), the order was shipped the day after it was placed- and I placed it on a Friday! I also got a bias folder (since I am lazy), and some new fabric pencils (since I needed them desperately, I've been making do without for ages with less than stellar results. Mine were lost in the move,um, a year and a half ago.).
They tossed in some 4"x4" swatches of fabrics listed as new on the site. Also included a free 60" tape measure. Can never have too many of those! So yeah, I'd totally order from them again. (also, I saw a few fabrics on their site that were also on equilter, but yummy fabrics had them for a bit less.)
Bought some sewing stuff... a bias tape maker (stick strips of bias cut fabric in one end, iron as it pulls out the other. ta-da), some new marking pens, and a few boxes of schmetz needles (two assorteds and a 14)
oooh, and I do have to share this. My next two "for me" projects For December... doing this as a cincher with red trim.
For January... I may do this as an overbust.
Half was ordered from a new store, so if they turn out to be good I'll report back.
Finally got around to sharing pics of the corset that almost killed my machine... Once the PVC warmed up a bit (my place is kinda cold) the wrinkles around the bottom were gone. That, and she's too small for two pillows, but the hips were not quite as full with a single one.
I should have pics of the owner wearing the corset soon enough...
And a bonus shot of one I managed to finish for myself in about six hours, start to end.
I used to baste each individual pieces of the outer fabric for a corset to a piece of twill, one at a time, before assembly. Took longer than actually making the thing.
Now.. a few quick swipes with a water-soluble glue that dries pretty much indistinguishable from fusable interfacing and I'm good to go. It has chopped HOURS off how long it takes me to make a corset, start to end.
Offers zero in terms of stability, and can easily be pulled apart, but who cares? That's not a functional part of the garment, just to keep all the layers playing nice while I sew them together.
Thought I would share.
(oh, and I'm hoping to have a new one done for me by tonight. Fabric is all cut, just need to sew it together. Just going to create channels for the steels by sewing the layers together, and I'll floss it mid-week or something, so I think I can do it. If I, you know, leave the computer and get to work...)