If you’re a costumer, you probably are very familiar with CADD or are already a member of the club.
C.A.D.D. is Costume Attention Deficit Disorder. The main requirement is you are easily distracted by pretty-shiny-lacy-costumes-fabrics-patterns. A side effect is probably whiplash.
If you're a regular follower of my blog you probably already know my costume interests vary widely and not always at the same time. I lean towards the 1880s bustle period but bounce back to the 1830s or early 1900s at the drop of a hat; or as a squirrel runs by. Sometimes all at the same time too. I am a card carrying member of CADD.
A few weeks ago while having a burst of creativity I cut out three skirts and blouses from the 1890 and 1905 period. Yes, at the same time. Remember my “Assembly Line” method? The skirts are basically all sewn the same way. They’re very wide and I cut all my patterns out on a cutting board on our bed. I used Truly Victorian’s patterns for both, and their 1903 Plain blouse waist. The 1890s is for my Seaside outfit I’ll be wearing to Costume College. I’m thinking along these lines.
At the same time I cut out three 1903 blouse waists from white figured cotton voile, white dotted Swiss cotton, and a purple floral silk voile, (which is for another outfit for CoCo).
I’m hoping one of the whites might work under my bodice for the 1890s since it’s mostly covered up. I didn’t want it plain so I dug out some crocheted lace from my stash to put on the neckline. I marked the fabric by ironing creases down the center and across to have lines to lay the lace on. I don’t know how to miter, so I used my cheater method of laying the vertical pieces down first, then the horizontal piece across them, turning the exposed edges under. Then I topstitched with a midsize stitch length across all sides.
So that’s it. You got a sneak peek at one of the outfits I’m working on.