Thursday, August 4, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
I patterned the cloak off the red wool one in Costume Close-Up, only mine is shorter. It's made out of wool with pinked cotton for the ties and the bow on the back of the hood!
I made this muff a few months ago and just never took pictures of it. It's made of thick blue wool and lined with cotton, with nice thick wool batting sandwiched between. I lined the edges with scraps of rabbit fur. The blue wool is actually the leftover scraps from a coat my great-grandmother made me when I was about two!
Well, that's it for the time being! I hope to have pictures of that bathing suit up as soon as my customer gets it in the mail!
Monday, June 20, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
It's sheer linen, with gold and green silk as the stripes. AND there are four yards of it. AND it cost me three bucks. AND it is vintage. (Seriously though, is it tacky to say how much something cost? I'm just a cheap person who likes good deals, I don't want to look like I am bragging. Nobody likes to read that.) So, I am thinking late 18th/early 19th c gown, or maybe something Downton Abbey-esque?
Friday, June 17, 2011
I know it's not perfect, and there are wonky wrinkles which will go away when I replace the plastic bones with spiral steel, but now, I am not afraid of corset-making. All those curves always scared me, which is why I loved my stays so much. But now, I feel like I can do this whole corset thing!
I am still afraid of setting grommits though. Those are metal rings covered by hand sitched eyelets. I wore this corset today and it was really really comfortably and the eyelets did not tear!
The second thing is this parasol! I got it for.... wait for it.... FIVE BUCKS!! FIVE! at an antique shop nearby. I think it looks to be from about 1890... what do yall think?
The cover has some rust stains on it-- the fabric is extremely fragile in these places-- and there are some small holes and fading. However, the frame is in good shape and I just love it!
And last but not least, my furry buddy Radar, who probably hates me for putting that stupid bow in his hair. XD