adventure lace

Ok so I’m going to do something today thatI never thought I would do round here and that is do a fabric buying adventure slashfabric haul. I never thought I would do this only becauseI just never ever go and buy massive amounts of fabric at once, just because I prefer tosave money to buy little increments of good quality, natural fibre material that willmake my historical reconstructions look a little bit, slightly more ‘accurate’, whateverthat really is. Instead of just buying large quantities offabrics and compromising on the quality. But I don’t really have that option today,because if you saw my last video you will have heard the announcement that I am doinga Lady Sherlock Holmes, um, which is 1890s. It should be great fun, but unfortunatelythat does mean that you have to start with the base layers so that you get the silhouettecorrect as you build outward. The outer layers, however, are the ‘designlayers’, the fabrics that are seen and therefore need to be carefully thought out. Which means that you have to decide the fabricfor the outer layers to coordinate with the inner layers–which means that you kind ofhave to buy all of the fabric at once. Or at least have picked the fabrics all atonce, however if you have ever been to the New York City garment district then you willknow that fabrics don’t tend to stick around too long. So if I pick a fabric for, say, the skirtand the waistcoat now, the coat fabric that I choose is probably not going to be availablethree months from now. It will all be ok, because, because theseare projects that I have planned for, that I was planning to do in the coming months,it’s just a matter of buying the materials now versus in the future. I have made myself a list of all of the thingsI need to buy. It’s probably not all of the things, but atleast the pressing things: the fabric, the design bits and pieces; you know, little thingslike trimmings and notions I can always just go get at some other point. So I think–*rogue pencil escapes*–so I thinkwe should head out now. It’s bloody freezing outside, I think it’snegative 4 degrees outside, uhh, so I am going to bundle up tightly, and we shall go andhead down to the garment district and see what we can find. Garment District Essentials: if you are followingalong at home. Whenever I go swatching or purchasing I alwayshave roughly this array of items with me: snacks, of course, some water, my list ofthings that I need to buy or swatch for, a little diary to make notes, as well as a staplerto staple any swatches into, and some fabric sheers to cut swatches if I need. Some of the shops you will have to ask themfor swatches, they do not let you cut them yourself. Most of the shops know me only because I workedin theatre for so long and obviously I gave them a lot of not my money! Uhm, which works in my favor nowadays, butalways yes, please do ask for a swatch if you would like one; most of them are veryhappy to give you a swatch. Ok, but do I do the sensible thing and wearflat shoes, or do I do the aesthetic thing and wear the American Duchess shoes? Flat shoes. Flat shoes. Always flat shoes. Come on. Haven’t we learned this? Alright, let’s go! Oh my god this is so weird to be vloggingin public. So I’m looking for a couple of things today,mainly, I mean obviously the skirt and waistcoat fabric; I’m looking for corset fabric, I’mlooking for lots of little trimmings and ribbons and things, and then of course the coat fabric. Hold on, I’m gonna stop because…people arelooking at me. So what I had in mind for the coat fabricwas some sort of green brown-ish tartan, I think Noelle is going for browns for Watson. My dream fabric was the tartan that I usedfor the witch bonnet hat thing that’s also on my channel. Unfortunately that fabric does not exist anymore,I looked; it’s from a little fabric shop on

Default adventure laceUnfortunately that fabric does not exist anymore,I looked; it’s from a little fabric shop on 39th street that I bought several years ago,so of course it doesn’t exist anymore. Um. So I’ve been looking everywhere to try andfind a reasonably priced green brown wool tartan or check, to no avail on 39th street;I also looked in Central London and in Goldhawk Road when I was in London thinking, of course,you know, in England they’ll have beautiful tartans and tweeds. But, um, sadly nothing quite what I was lookingfor there either. And then of course, it occurred to me, ofcourse: Mood, the fabric store Mood, has a fabulous selection of wool. If you are a regular in the New York CityGarment District, you will be aware of the living hellscape that is Mood Fabrics–packedwith tourists because I guess it’s famous because of this TV show or whatever, um, andso when I was working in theatre it was always the person who drew the short straw that hadto go into Mood. I haven’t been in there in years. But…but I think it might be worth a littlelook into the shop, just to see what they have, just because I feel like I don’t wantto go into B&J yet because they are quite expensive–not quite as expensive as Beckenstein’sbut–Mood will be cheaper than B&J so, I’m gonna look there first. Ok, I lied, so that first store was Day toDay, which used to be on 39th street and I thought it closed years ago, but I just walkedby and there it was. So I just thought I’d pop in; they didn’treally have much in the way of wools, as you saw, so now I’m actually headed to Mood. They’ve redone this whole lobby since I lastwas here…like four years ago. My goodness, this is quite glamorous. This building was the only building I knowthat had manual elevator operators for the longest time–and now they don’t; completelyautomatic, oh my goodness! I love this one, it’s so cool; it’s got allthis little stitching detail in it. But it’s never gonna last; look, you can dothis little scratch test and you can see it’s just gonna want to pull right out. It’s pretty though. It’s a bit…duller than I would like, butthis actually isn’t quite terrible. I’m not entirely sure that there will be enoughhere, um, but it’s a good option. It’s a good option. I’m here with George! George is a follower of this vlog and Georgehas just cut me a swatch of this lovely fabric here. Mood fabrics! Mood Fabrics. Oh come off it, you could make this so easily. Ok, I’ve just come out of Mood. I stand entirely corrected; they were veryvery friendly there and they have a massive glorious selection of wools, uhm, so I shalldefinitely be keeping that in mind for next time, but if you ever do decide to make thedecision to come to Mood, do come early in the day because it was much more tolerableat this merry hour of 10am than it is at 3 o’clock. I didn’t buy that nice little wool tweed thing,um, only because it was maybe a little dull, it’s not quite as green as I would like itto be, and for some reason I have it in my head that I’m going to find something bettersomewhere else…in any of the places I’ve already looked. I have remembered that there is another shopcalled Lace Star that is just here on 39th street, it’s up on the third floor of a buildingwhich I think is right here but I actually don’t remember which one. I’m gonna go and have a look in there if theyhaven’t closed, because I haven’t been in there in a couple of years. But I remember them having a couple of good,um, a good wool section so I’m gonna go and have a look there. If I don’t find anything then I’m just gonnahave to settle and buy the wool, so. There’s a really disappointing lack of brownishgreens available in the world; everything’s

1 adventure laceThere’s a really disappointing lack of brownishgreens available in the world; everything’s very…very blue green. Look how cool this is: it’s like felted intoa tartan pattern. It’ll last all of three and a half secondsprobably but it’s really really cool! Ok this one’s actually not terrible. Again it looks much greener in person, butit’s very similar to this…this swatch that I’ve gotten from Mood, only it’s as you cansee it’s much greener. If I was mistaking this for greenish tintedin Mood then this is most definitely going to read as much much greener. Let’s see if I can pull some out. Yeah…this actually isn’t terrible. Hold on. Yeah, you know…I think this will do. I think this will do. What’s even better is I think it will workreally really nicely with this fabric that I already have, so if I can find some moreof this I think this will make quite a nice little ensemble. This has got–this is a bit brighter and it’sgot a bit more pop of green color. The trouble with these stores is the lightingis so garbage you often can’t really get a sense of what color these things actuallyare–and certainly not on this camera. But…yeah, see I’m not sure if it’s goingto be too dull. Is it going to be too dull? You know what? I think we’re just going to have to do it. It’s been months of searching to no availand I think we just have to do it. Yeah. Yeah. We’re gonna do it. Ok, so, I did it. I bought the wool. It’s a much much better color in the daylight,so I’m really really happy that I did it. This is the best option that I found anywhereso far, so that’s good. And the gentleman was so nice, he gave me20% off of it, which was a huge, massive massive life saver because now I’m actually underbudget for what I planned for this, which is always reassuring. I know a lot of people will say ‘oh, cometo 39th street and you can haggle with the–with the merchants’ and–oh, please please don’tdo that. The garment district is dropping like flies. The 39th street used to just be lined withlittle independent fabric shops and in the like 7 years that I’ve lived here only probablya third of them are still here. And so these people are not trying to getrich, they’re just trying to stay in business, so yeah. If you come to the garment district, justpay the, like, couple dollars more a yard, it really really helps them. And often times they’ll just offer you a discountanyway if you’re a nice person. Um. And if you buy from them often. So, yeah. Be nice to people. So I’m off to 39th street now–I’m actuallyon 39th street now, um, I’m going to try and look for the skirt and waistcoat fabric. Hopefully I can try and find the one I alreadyhave so I don’t have to buy too much more of it. Um–it’s either–it’s one of two stores; it’seither A&K Fabrics which I’m standing outside right now waiting to go into, or it’s theone a couple of doors down; Material World? H&M? The one that doesn’t have a name basically,but has a hundred gazillion signs saying that they’re closing–which they have been forabout three years so it’s all fake. So yes, I’m gonna go and have a look intothis shop and see if I can find this lovely

adventure lace So yes, I’m gonna go and have a look intothis shop and see if I can find this lovely

2 adventure laceSo yes, I’m gonna go and have a look intothis shop and see if I can find this lovely little wool, and…yeah. Let’s explore 39th Street! PSA: this is where I got the fabric for thecircle skirt that I was putting the pocket into in the pocketmaking video. So if you want this fabric, A&K Fabrics on39th street in the New York City garment district; it’s still here, there’s plenty of it. They also have some really great wools andsuitings here but…unfortunately nothing in my color. I know. I’ve checked in here about…5 times. So my magical hopeful swatch was not fromA&K which I sort of suspected immediately as I walked into it, because it’s not reallythe type of quality thing that they carry there, um, so I’m gonna go have a look atthe other place now, but first I’m going to stop into a little shop which is right nextdoor called Beckenstein’s, which if you haven’t heard of, it’s like–ohh, the most swoon-worthywools and–they specialise in men’s tailoring and suiting fabrics which of course is myaesthetic. So if course I can never help but have a quicklook round every time I walk by. Um–unfortunately their cheapest fabrics startat $80/yard and go up to…$600/yard. So it’s not currently and probably not fora while something I will ever be able to afford but…it can help…just to dream a littlebit. Ughh…I want them all. I just want them alllll! Look at all of the tartan…ugh. Oh look! It’s my skirt fabric…but probably five timesmore expensive! This. Just my whole wardrobe out of this please. Particularly…this. I know 39th street has a reputation for beingthe small cheap independent fabric shops but this is the single exception and it’s devastating. Ok, enough. Back to reality now, and back to searchingfor affordable fabrics. *pitiful sigh* Yeah, so unfortunately I’mnot finding it here either, um, and now I’m a little bit perplexed because it doesn’tseem like they have anything of vaguely similar quality to this. This fabric is surprisingly decent quality;it’s got–um, I thought it was part synthetic but it’s actually got quite a high contentof wool in it. I’m perplexed as to where I bought this becauseI wouldn’t have paid a lot of money for it if I was just buying a 2-yard piece that Iwas maybe going to make into a skirt one day but had no actual project plans for. It’s possible I bought it at Hamed which isjust another couple doors down so I’ll go and have a look there but…yeah. Yeah. Very perplexing. No, on second thought I might have gottenit from Fabric Garden, I’m gonna go have a look in there first because I always findsuch great things from them. I forget that they have such a good wool section,so I’m gonna go have a look there. More hope. We’ll see. Soon…soon you shall be mine. This is so quintessentially 39th street, justpondering through these narrow lanes of fabric. So, no luck at Fabric Garden or at Hamed,which is sad. But, you know what, that’s life. Fabrics don’t tend to exist two years afteryou buy them, so. That was a long shot anyway. Um…I may have a ponder into Ayazmoon, whichis the last fabric shop remaining on the 7th avenue side of things.

3 adventure laceavenue side of things. Um–don’t jaywalk. I can’t imagine why I would’ve bought it there;I don’t usually go in there, only because they’re a little bit creepy in there, so Iavoid it when I can, but they do have some good fabrics and maybe, maybe, maybe I boughtit there. I don’t know. Let’s have a look. All of that over there used to be beautifulfabric and notion and supply stores, but they’ve closed them all. I guess they’re gonna build something thatthey perceive to be much more important but…I can’t imagine what. Ok, I wasn’t expecting to find anything inthere, except I did find a suiting wool that works fine with the coating fabric that Ihave so my fruitless search for this one specific fabric that doesn’t exist is come at a closebecause I’ve–I’ve gone with something else. They do have really nice fabric there butit’s such…a difficult experience because he does this thing where he says ‘name yourprice! Name your price!’ It’s like, well, well, what I’m gonna nameis not what you’re gonna want to charge me. And so that’s a bit tricky. I think I got a–a decent price for it; ifit is indeed 100% wool which…may or may not be the case because they don’t, you know,they don’t list their fibre contents on 39th street so, always a bit of a gamble but we’lldo a burn test at home and find out if indeed we paid the correct amount because if it is100% wool then I paid a very good price for it. I’m now at the end of 39th street, I’m at39th and 7th, there is a Pret right here and I think I’m just gonna go in and have a cupof tea and sit down for a minute, then we shall continue east and down to 38th streetwhere we shall explore some trimming stores. Ok, so we are back on track. We are headed to the trimming district areaof the garment district. One big thing that I don’t have yet is–wellI didn’t get lining for the coat and the waistcoat but I think I may, um…look online for thatonly because I know there are good sources. Historically a lot of these waistcoats andcoats in menswear were made–were lined with sort of a light cotton silesia, um–whichis like a glazed cotton and I know there are some pretty good sources to get that online. I may do that just because I think that mightbe the cheapest option. The other thing that I didn’t get is I didnot get a silk for the corset, which is actually conveniently my next project, and I shouldhave the fabric for that. I’m not sure if I’m gonna go back to the fabricworld and see if I can find a silk or, again, if I’ll look online for something. I’m either gonna go for a silk satin, maybe,or like a cotton satin, or a cotton sateen. I’m not sure which yet. And I’m not sure what color yet. So. I’m looking for. some just grosgrain ribbon to go on the, um…for…forthe deerstalker hat for Sherlock, now that I’ve got the fabric I can look for a matchinggrosgrain ribbon for the little ear flaps, as well as I’m looking for a little silk ribbon,um, to tie the combinations together, which I did not buy whilst I was originally purchasingfor this project. Part of me lowkey a little bit wants to lookfor another insertion lace for the waistband and the drawers cuffs because the one thatI purchased I’m not super super thrilled about. Um…so we’ll see if anything better popsup; if not then I’ll just use what I have. And while I’m out I might as well just pickup a yard of twill tape, which I’ll use for the waist tape to go inside the corset. So, that’s also to happen as well. I think I’m going to, um…go into M&J onlybecause I know they will have the best grosgrain quality ribbon and they are I think also theonly trimming shop in the garment district I’ve found so far that carries silk ribbonsfor not $45/yard for a ribbon. Um…they’re usually about 3… 3 or 4 dollars, which sort of makes me a littlebit suspicious as to whether or not they are in fact silk, but they behave very very similarlyto silk ribbon so, M&J is usually my go-to for silk ribbon needs. Joyce Trimming and B&Q which are literallyright across the street are also fantastic for cheap trimmings, so yes. I’m going to M&J which is on 6th, and on theway I may just pop into two more little dream shops which are East Coast Trimming and Mokubawhich both carry the most beautiful–um, East Coast carries antique ribbons and laces andbeaded trims and they’re just so so beautiful, but they’re so expensive. Mokuba is similar; they make very very highquality ribbons and beautiful laces, so I may just pop into there and just…just dreama bit. But, you know. Probably won’t actually buy anything. So, let’s…let’s…let’s continue. Ugh…one day. One day I shall be able to afford Mokuba lacesand ribbons. Today is not that day. However the woman did very kindly give mesome swatches and prices, and now I am very very seriously thinking of just, like, puttingaway some money to save up for enough lace to do, like, a glorious, like, 17th centuryruff or rebato with those beautiful beautiful laces. Ok, so I am finished at M&J, I got some niceribbons to work with. Weirdly I’m now getting much, much more comfortable,much less weird about this whole vlogging in public thing, however I have gotten moreand more encumbered with things that I am carrying. So the physical act of vlogging is becomingmore difficult, whilst the emotional, psychological aspect of vlogging is not quite so difficult. Which I guess is the important thing. So, good. Good. Things are happening. Improvements are being made. So that is all I have planned to obtain inthe garment district today. Obviously I did not show you the, like, halfof the really great stores around here just because I didn’t have to go into them; but,you know what? This could become a series. Come fabric shopping with me every time Ibuy stuff. It will be incredibly disinteresting becauseI always go to like one store. Or two stores. Never, like, this many. So I guess that was just a bit of a treat. So I suppose I shall see you back in my merryworkroom, aka my home, and I shall show you all of the things that I got in proper lighting. Ok, so I am back from my little fabric shoppingadventures. I mean I suppose you already saw all of thisas I was picking it out and purchasing it but, I mean I guess I’ll just like sit downand show it to you formally because “hauls” are a thing on YouTube apparently and peopleenjoy seeing that. Um, I suppose the lighting is a bit betterin here than it was in the fluorescence of the fabric stores, so hopefully you shallbe able to see a bit better the colors and the qualities of the fabrics and such. So, without further ado, the first thing Igot, obviously, from– from Fabrics and Fabrics, it’s not Lace Star; it hasn’t been Lace Starfor about 7 years, so pardon that–is this green, greenish brownish green, um, wool tartanthat will be the overcoat for Lady Sherlock, but it looks so much better in the daylight. It actually has quite a nice little greenishtint to it with some purple and blue and little subtle pink striping to it which gives itsome nice depth and texture. So of all of my hunting both here and in EnglandI think this is the best option that I came across and it is a 100% wool, so it wasn’tas cheap as I would like it to have been, however he gave me a very very nice discounton it and, you know, this is a coat that hopefully I will actually wear in real life becauseit’s my aesthetic and this is my color palette, so I think I will get some wear out of thisas well, I am very very excited about it. I only bought 6 yards, which I think was undera little bit? Wait. I’ve got the pattern book right here and theytell you how much to buy. Oh! “For a lady of medium size they need 6 and5/8th yards of goods 44 inches wide”. This is much more than 44 inches wide, I think;I believe it’s 55? I should have plenty of material for the coat,for the cape, and the ulster coat in the picture is actually much looser fit than I think whatI’m going to make. I’m also not a Lady of Medium Size. And I really only need cabbage to make thedeerstalker hat. So I think I shall have plenty of this. Who knows, maybe I will have extra and willget to make myself nice and…cabbagey. I found a nice replacement for the skirt/waistcoatlayer at Ayazmoon? I don’t know how you pronounce it. But it’s this dark check, it’s sort of darkbrown, dark red, and a little bit of golden, um, which I’m really happy about; I reallylove this fabric too. He says it’s wool, it really–it feels reallynice. It probably has a little bit of syntheticin it, but it feels really nice and it drapes really nice. So really that’s all that matters. This looks really nice against this, I thinkthis will make a nice skirt/waistcoat accent and will also I hope compliment the brownsthat Noelle is doing for Watson. So I am very very content with my Sherlockpicks, and now I really really want to get started on it. I then went to M&J to pick up some of my littleribbon bits for my combinations, which are just here, still in pieces. I don’t know when this video is going up inwhat order against the combinations video, maybe this is already up? I don’t know? If not, it’s coming soon; but it’s still inpieces right now in this very moment. So this is–these are the drawers, it’s notthe chemise bit. But I bought this just this little bit ofsatin ribbon that will, um, attach at the center front somehow. I haven’t decided how. I haven’t done the research to figure outhow yet, but these will just tie shut because I think, what I perceive in the very horriblequality grainy reference photo I think there’s a little ribbon that ties it shut in a littlebow at the front. I’m not sure though. It sounds like an appealing and…sort of…”historicallyauthentic” way to close a chemise. So I bought two yards of this, I think therewill be some tying involved and I may have a little bit extra to do some, some extralittle bit of bow ribbon work, so we shall see. Stay tuned for that if it’s not already up. I bought some 1 inch twill tape which is justa sort of utilitarian purchase because I need some twill tape to act as the waist tape forthe corset that I’m making for this, the project for which I desperately need to get startedon, um, and of course bought none of the materials for today. Finally from M&J I bought this little bitof burgundy grosgrain ribbon to be the little ties on the ends of the ear flaps for thedeerstalker. And I think–this is the deerstalker–thedeerstalker is going to be made out of this same coat fabric and I think this is justgoing to make a nice little pop of red. I am such garbage for this color, as you cansee by my every article of clothing. I think it will also pick up the reds in thisquite nicely, and it will also match the ribbon that’s going to thread through the lacingon my combinations. Secretly matching my undergarments with myouterwear. If that doesn’t say I have my life togetherthen I don’t know what does. It’s all lies, it’s ok. That was all I set out to purchase. I mean it’s not everything I set out to purchasebut all of those things were on my list of things that I intended to purchase. However, I went into East Coast, which yousaw, and they had a little basket at the front of remnants. So they had this little tiny spool of leftover lace; it’s only 2.5 yards. It was $3 for this; I thought this might bea really nice replacement for the lace that I was not so fond of for the combinations. This is what I had originally. I’m not really a fan of this flower motif. It doesn’t really scream 19th century to me. Also after spending about 5 days hand stitchingscalloped insertion lace into the chemise and drawers, I am, um, not looking forwardto it taking that long again. So something with a straight edge is goingto go much quicker, I think. This lace just feels better quality, moredurable, and it also still leaves little spaces in between, I think these little flower motifsthat I can split in order to thread the accent ribbon through. I think I’m happy with this; I think there’sgoing to be enough here. So that is all I purchased today in the NewYork City Garment District; it’s quite extensive, at least for me. This is, like, much more than I ever purchasein one–one go. I know it’s only like four things but it’sstill. Thankfully at my rate of production, theseare fabrics that will last me for a couple of months worth of projects, and this is aproject that I’m very excited to get started on. I hope you are excited to see it happen. Plot twist, it’s a couple of days later. Meanwhile some of the things that I placedorders for online have come, so I thought I would extend this magical sewing supplyhaul by showing you some of these things. So the first thing that I ordered was a coupleof yards–I think there are 10 yards of muslin here; this is a medium weight muslin, I gotit from Fabric Wholesale Direct, I think. Um, they were having an extreme sale on muslin,and so I just thought I’d stock up and get a couple of yards of this, just so that Ihave mockup material so that I can get started on making the waistcoat and the walking skirtand the coat for Sherlock, as well as other things, because you always need muslin. The second thing that I purchased from theonline world is this brown silesia, which is a fairly lightweight cotton. Historically it was a glazed cotton; I’m notsure if modern day silesia is the same thing as historical silesia, but this definitelydoes feel a bit, um, coated, and this was commonly used to line waistcoats and coatsin the 19th century. So I bought–I think there are 7 yards here;there are 6 or 7. Um, and I want to use this to line the waistcoatas well as the overcoat. And then the thought occurred to me that Ishould also use it probably to flat line the walking skirt so I probably don’t have enoughhere. However this was purchased from Bias Bespokeonline, they’ve got an online website, but, uh, they are based right out of New York City. I think they’re co-run by one of the costumeshops that I used to work a lot with whilst I was in theatre; that was a really nice discovery. They’re right down on 35th street, so I justpondered down there to go and pick up this. I didn’t have to pay shipping which was fantastic,um, and whilst I was back in the garment district, I stopped back into Mood. I was looking for a silk cotton, um, or acotton sateen for the corset. I did not find a silk cotton in the appropriateweight in a nice color. Um, however, I did find this silk satin ina lovely sort of light coffee color–coffee ice cream, I suppose, colored, um, satin. And I bought a yard of this which is entirelytoo much. I probably could have gotten away with buyinga half yard. I’ve never actually made a historical reproductioncorset before, so I’m not sure techically how all of these work. I have a very knowledgeable community of peoplebehind me to help me which you shall hear more about shortly. So I’m very very excited for this project,and I shall be starting this–actually today as soon as I turn the camera off. The next thing that I purchased from onlineis a 13 inch spoon busk from Farthingales. This is the closure…thing…for the frontof the corset. This is very specific to the 19th centurybecause of the shape of it. It’s got this sort of spoon shape, and ifyou turn it to the side you can see–I don’t know, can you see? It’s got sort of a, um, curved shape to itdown by the belly. In the 19th century it was not the fashionto have a perfectly flat stomach. In fact it was very much the fashion to slightlyemphasise the belly. Which I find so charming. So I had to buy a reproduction 19th centurybusk. Hopefully it’s the right length–it’s 13 inches. There was–there were options between 12 to14 inches so I picked the average. And in any case I think I can alter the lengthof the corset to fit the busk if I need. The final thing that I purchased online is–Ipurchased and downloaded the pattern for the Symington corset that I shall be reproducingfor this project. It is reference number 23940, um, it is a–Ibelieve it’s 1893 to 94 is the approximate date. If you don’t know, I shall be explaining loadsmore about this in the actual corset video that I make, but the Symington collectionis a collection of corsets and pattern books that remain from the Symington corset companythat was in operation from the mid-19th century up through the late 20th century I believe? I think it’s now owned by the LeicestershireCounty Council Museum and of course they’ve got this massive collection of actual, um,19th century manufactured corsets, as well as all of the pattern books that still remain. And a couple of years ago they just digitizedsome of these corset patterns, put them online, which you can actually view for free, andI shall link the website to the museum as well as this specific corset pattern downbelow if you are curious. So I went through some of the images thatthey posted online and picked one that I thought would suit this project and this time periodmost, and I purchased a digital download of it. So I’m very very excited to get started cuttingthis out and taping it together and making paper toiles and making fabric toiles andfitting it, and mocking it up, and altering it, and stitching it together, and paddingit. It’s gonna be so much fun, I’m really reallyexcited to get started on this project. Now that I’ve got all these materials in mypossession, I think I just don’t want to leave my sewing room…apartment…anytime in thenear future and I just want to sit and work on this project for the next, um, couple ofmonths. So yeah. Back to Historical Bernadette who will giveyou a proper outro. Thank you for coming along on this littleadventure with me. If you’re stumbling upon this video and wouldlike to continue on this journey and see these fabrics get made into a little 1890s/late19th century lady version of Sherlock Holmes, then do follow along, I think there’s a subscribebutton for that. Otherwise, if we’re just merry olde friendsthen, good to see you again; always good to see you. Hopefully I shall continue to see you andyou won’t run away screaming after this video. So until next time I shall be back soon withsome more historical sewing things and meanwhile I hope you have the chance to make somethingnice for yourself. K? Cool. Bye.

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