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Sunday, December 30, 2012


a new sewing table as part of the room remodel

Space for fabric to drape down behind the machine...

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Not a 7 Series...

There's a story to accompany this machine...
I will tell it in a bit!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


on another woolen dress, this time in green.

I've been thinking about purchasing a modern sewing machine...
Specifically, one of the new Bernina Series 7 machines.

Because...I don't know enough about them.
I can't offer recommendations on them when people ask me because I have no experience, and I'm not the kind of girl who talks about things she doesn't know!

At least that's my rationalization!
In truth it's partially because I have started thinking about embroidery, and partially because I am interested in the features they offer.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

I built a shelf into the wall to hold the PC I watch video on whilst treading....
gotta love netflix

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

In the last week

I've dropped 2 lbs.

I'm using my treadmill every morning, 40 minutes at a shot.
If I can keep this up....I will be ready for next summer!

Monday, December 3, 2012

I'm doing

a weightloss/figure training thing..
basically I am going to start exercising/dieting/corseting, in order to get my waist down to the point where I don't feel like a balloon...
I found a shop to order corsets from very reasonably...

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

There's a lot

going on behind the scenes over here at Casa Goth!

I think I have a hard time determining just how much of my life is appropriate to share here on the intarweb.

So, the painting:

It's coming along nicely, I think!

My next video is going to be on the button hole making attachment!

But, I can't say for certain when that is actually going to occur...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

I am going to be working on a watercolour painting next :)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

So going from here..
I have a plan to do a black crepe blouse and  a green set...

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


For the blouse!

Busy like

a badger!
A busy badger!

Next on the agenda:
A blue silk blouse with butterfly sleeves. I got 3 yards of silk for 2.99 at a thrift store.

It's quite a lovely color :)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Much better this time!

The girdle is going to work out!
This is it minus the finished edges!

Girdle attempt #2

Yes, even after one horrible failure.. I am going to try again.
Black with pink lace inset :)

Friday, November 2, 2012

Haven't posted much

this week.
Been kinda busy working on getting my house back into shape.

Oh, and learning how to edit video...

Monday, October 29, 2012

I had this

whole thing planned out.
I was going to do X Y and Z next...
And then, BAM, whim strikes like lightning!

So, here's the start of the next dress:

Friday, October 26, 2012


made a new puce top this morning!
I am planning to do a white silk blouse soon!

I am going to try

to make a video about using the ruffler foot...
We'll see how well that goes!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

And sleeves!

A few adjustments here and there....

In progress

Sleeves to come!
it's based on the same pattern base i use for ..well.. pretty much everything!


for the new blouse!
I am using this because it will go with a LOT of the things I've already made, as well as a few things I have planned!

First attempt

was a total failure...
I used a fabric with not enough stretch to it....
Eh, live and learn!

So up next I am going to make a blouse, back zipping.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Bits to begin

the first 'girdle'
It's going to be interesting to design around the changes...

Monday, October 22, 2012

For my next trick

I'll need a volun....wait a second, this isnt a Warren Zevvon song!

The next project will be a girdle. I'm going to make it higher waisted, and longer legged than this one.
But it's always nice to have a good starting point

And finally:

new set done!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Pants part done

kinda fun! legs might be a bit too long...but it gives me ideas for future designs!

Thursday, October 18, 2012


is a very rough sketch...
But it captures the idea of what I am thinking of!
Sort of

The next thing to work on is

a set similar to the white one...but in black!
The problem with white is it's way too easy to get dirty!
But I am thinking of doing it in a slightly more... festive style.

3rd row, top fabric. I am thinking of using that fish pattern 
as a contrasting fabric for the ruffles!
ALSO, I am thinking of extending the ruffles quite a bit!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Not the pants

that I designed this top for, but still.
It gives a better idea of what the top looks like than on the dress form.