Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Old Computerola and the Cutting Edge.

Say, chums!
The old computerola went down, seriously down. It was about 100 in computer years and was a Edison brand computerola. "Tired of old computerola rolls leaving wax residue on your keyboard? Edison electrified computerola roles are guaranteed not to and no more taxing hand crank, let the hired man get to the real work!" ( Homes must be electrified for computerola to function). I think you get the picture.
In the mean time the netbook I was using was as slow as dial up so instead of looking at pictures and reading blogs, I sewed!
I had some paisley velveteen waiting in the queue, it was meant for last February's Tea and was abandoned when the silk I ordered for it never arrived. But Renaissance Fabrics to the rescue and we have ball gown!

This thing came together so slowly, I mean I started it in the Summer, complaining it was too hot to sew velvet. I broke it down into it's component pieces and like eating an elephant took small bites.
Less talky, more showy-
The front drape was done free hand and the back portion franken-patterned from TV 364. It's meant to have little side drapes but I pleated it all into the waistband. I'll be wearing it to our Holiday Ball in Pasadena, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. I'll try and get some action shots.

The cutting edge part is new super-fast computey, which is great except the touch pad is so sensitive it reads monkey fingers hovering and jumps to it. A little over eager. Windows 10, the same yet not the same.......
I have a vest and trousers to make, I'd better jump to it.

Ever Your Thimble,
Miss Brilliantine


  1. From what I see in the pictures, I love the outfit! What a great idea to use up little velvet pieces! ANd the trim. And the gorgeous purple against it... Can't wait for the full outfit!

  2. Thanks! I'll get a few full length pictures at the ball on Nov.28th.

  3. FB kindly put up a link to this and I remembered first seeing this dress how much I wanted to rip it off your back and run with it. :)
    This is the first time I noticed the paisley velvet and now am kicking myself because I've seen other paisley velvets in the past that I turned my nose up at. *sigh* So besides loving the gorgeous color, & THAT VEST!!, now I'm drooling over your skirt. Better stay at least 15 ft from me if we ever meet when you're wearing it. Just saying.