I feel like I’ve broken the ice now, so I hope to be posting a lot more now. Up until now I’ve thought ‘I can’t post about that, no-one will be interested’. It’s either that or shurrup and hide on Facebook. Worth a punt I suppose!
Here’s what I was working on last night. I’ve been trying to master how to make chainmaille bra’s for a while, but they’re turning out to be rather a challenge. So, I’m going to cheat for a while and dodge learning how to do them from scratch….I’m going to use existing tops as a template instead. That way, fabric is next to skin, which will feel more comfortable, plus if anyone decides to buy anything from me I can just take their measurements and source the appropriate clothing to embellish. That avoids the endless issues with shaping the cups to the individual.
Gawd, I sound like I know what I’m on about. I’m just experimenting really. I’ve tried looking for work for a bit of extra income but jobs are thin on the ground around here and never seem to fit around life with two kids and a massive dog. So, I’m trying to make more things and maybe I’ll open an online shop dooeywatsit when I feel more confident.
Here’s the very beginnings of my new design. This is just pinned in place very roughly, I shall probably be attaching chains along the seams and adding a few sparkling scales. The idea is that it will end up being something that can either be worn as a clubbing sort of top, or underwear. Either way, I’d like it to look classy and preserve a bit of dignity. Chainmaille is well, rather see through if you don’t add a lining, so can be difficult to wear.
Waffling aside, here it is!
Not appropriate for the school run, I know the mums there would look at me funny if I turned up at the school gates in wellies and this outfit….but it will hopefully look amazing on the right person at the right event. I’ll update as I progress with this. It may yet end up as a disaster, but I’m going to work on it anyway and hope for the best.
Wish me luck 🙂