Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Little Red?

I'm so happy with the outfit I'm working on now. It's a peasant style costume, and the chemise and turned out so nice! I'm leaning towards making this a Little Red Riding Hood outfit. I would have to change two of my fabric choices and buy more fabric, but it may be worth it. I'm putting so much work into this so far. I can't wait to see the end product, but I'm wondering how long it will take to finish.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

So Busy!

It's a good thing to be busy, but I've gotten behind on my internet presence! I need to update my webpage, but it's much easier to update here first.

I've finished my blue dresses and I'm very happy with them! I'm at work on my next project: a peasant outfit with many layers! I've found homespun fabrics in a deep green, maroon, and a maroon check. I'm going to make a sweet cap in white and put long pleats in the underskirt. I'm so excited about this one--that's why I haven't been keeping up with my online duties!

Here are pictures of my dress with the embroidered collar and a long shot of the dress with a plain collar:

Monday, July 11, 2011

Finished Collar

I finished the embroidery on one collar and decided to leave the other three plain with an option to add embroidery for $20. The work took two days and a little more. Anyway, I'm finished with the embroidery on this project and can move on to the machine work. Three slips to finish, three pinafore bodices to finish, four pinafore skirts to design and finish, sashes and headbands. And I'm probably going to sell these for $25 just so that I can make some money more quickly on them without having to ebay them.

In other news, I've decided I cannot continue without adding some dollmaking into the mix. My dream is to be a dollmaker. I'm going to make one more try at it. I've ordered some of the clay I like to work in, and if I can get a face I'm happy with, I'll continue with making the body. I have to try.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July Pinafore Collar

This week I'll be working on the embroidery for a pinafore collar. Below is the proto-type. The embroidery will go all around the collar. I like the full look of the embroidery. The dress is a very pale blue, so the embroidery will be the main focus of the outfit. I'm not sure how long it will take to finish four collars, but I will keep working at it until I finish!
Yes, this picture was taken on a towel! I have to keep my workspace covered in towels because my cat loves my fabric too much!