My radio silence is over! I can finally talk about this dress and the (many, many) hours of work that went into it. 103 hours of stitching, some blood, some spit, and a few dozen tears later, it was reception ready!
This is going to be a pretty photo heavy post, partly because I can’t pick between the dozens of beautiful photos Sunshower Photography took!
Continue reading ➞ An Embroidered Wedding Dress…
It has been so hot here, getting photos of this dress has been a nightmare! The first time we went, we gave up after about 20 minutes, but the second, we managed to stick with it long enough to get some good photos! I have to say as much as I love summer, I’m ready for the weather to cool off.
Continue reading ➞ Robe de Style, Photos
This post will cover some details on making my headache band for my Robe de Style.
Continue reading ➞ The Robe de Style, Part 3
After a few hiccups, it’s done! My 1920s robe de style is completed (sans hemming, which I am procrastinating because hemming taffeta sounds like an awful way to spend an evening). This post will cover making the robe de style itself. I will be doing a separate post with details on making the headache band.
Continue reading ➞ The Robe de Style, Part 2
My newest 1950’s dress! I call it my picnic dress because the pattern sort of reminds me a vintage picnic blanket. I love the soft colours and the v-neck, and I’m so happy with how it turned out. Photos are by Chris Mackay. Unfortunately I didn’t take many progress photos of this, but it took around 7 hours to make, and we ventured out on a 93 degree day to photograph it. More pictures are below!
Continue reading ➞ The 1950’s Picnic Dress
Oh gosh, my poor neglected blog! I’m hoping to start posting here again with some semi-regularity. So, to start that off, I have some pictures of my Halloween dress from 2015 that I apparently just never posted! My lovely boyfriend helped me take them and I think they’re gorgeous (his flickr is here!). 50’s dresses have always been one of my favorite styles of dress, because overall they just really flatter my shape (and who doesn’t love a twirly skirt?). I’m hoping to make some more in the future.
Continue reading ➞ The Halloween Dress 2015, Photos
I’ve finally started my first ‘big’ costume project of 2015 (only a few months in!). I decided on a Renaissance gown from Italy in the late 1400s, because it’s one of my favorite periods. The garments from this period are all gorgeous, and I’ve been wanting to undertake one for a while. Before I could start on the dress, though, I needed to work on the undergarment – a chemise. It was a fairly easy and pain-free process, and this post will cover making it.
Continue reading ➞ The 1495 Italian Dress, Part One
(Lolita, Lord of the Flies, The Little Prince)
The third post of pictures of my High Fashion Classics series! Thanks to all the girls who modeled and helped me out! You can see Part One here and Part Two here.
Continue reading ➞ High Fashion Classics Part Three
I’m back! It’s been a while. Between my final year of high school, working, and also a bunch of other things, I’ve had barely any time to sew. The few things I have made, I haven’t photographed making! However, this weekend I finally decided I really needed to do some sewing again (I missed it terribly), and went to the fabric store. I only picked up fabric for one project, because it has been in my mind for a while. With awards season going on, I figured it was the perfect time to make it.
Continue reading ➞ The Blue Formal Dress
I took photos of my Space Princess costume last week, and figured it’s time to share them! I love how these turned out, mostly, and they were really fun to take (although my cat seems to have a vendetta against this particular fabric, so I had to shoo her off from eating my skirt a few times).
Continue reading ➞ The Space Princess, Photos