I failed at sewing the last few days. Really, really failed.
First of all, someone left a burner on for 4 hours the other day--low enough that you couldn't see any flame, so when I finally noticed it, the house smelt like gas. How is that relevant? Well, I was afraid to do anything lest I end up in flames. Seriously, I had visions of a Watchmen-like fiery death running through my head.
Then I just couldn't quilt. I tried sewing the sashing on the fourth row of my Halloween quilt, and it was worse than the first row I ever sewed. I picked out 3 of my 4 rows of in-the-ditch stitches because they didn't catch the sashing in the back. Then 2 out of 3 of those rows still had to have some "touch ups" to catch all the sashing the second time around. The one that I didn't have to touch up, well, it's just pretty wobbly looking.
But I'm leaving it; I don't want to get frustrated!
At least I could still sew garments, and spurred along by the sew-along, I started sewing another corset:
I got the lining entirely finished; in fact after this picture, I sewed my seam allowances down flat about 1/8 away from the original seam. The busk is all in, the waist tape is all in, and the front two panels have their top layer and fashion fabric on -- it's some moleskin/suedecloth with a plasticy stuff fused to it, and it looks pretty much like real leather.
I made the pattern myself, but I didn't make a mockup, so we'll see how that comes along! I was already just a tad bit off with my middle panel; I marked the waist line, but there's more space at the top of it than at the bottom. There's only two front panels, and three middle/back panels, so I'm afraid the hip curves may start too much towards the front until it get's laced tightly. But like I said, we'll see.