Wednesday, February 29, 2012

1909 blouse

For the 100th anniversary of Titanic I've been working on two costumes.  Both the Swim dress and an Edwardian style walking dress.

I used machine embroidery for the butterfly pattern and then went over and beaded it with seed beads.  Over all it's 8 hours of work but it does look really nice.
Close up of the embroidery.


Until next time:  In town it is illegal to walk across the street on your hands.  Now I wish I could walk on my hands....

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Thanks to physical therapy I can make my way around with a cane.  It's estimated if I continue along this path I'll be able to walk unassisted within a month.  After that it's a matter of building up speed and strength so I can do all that I used to.

On the to do list for the Renaissance Faire in September/October is Eowyn's green Edoras dress seen in The Two Towers.  I originally wanted to make the dress in green but the fabric would've cost me an extra $60 that I didn't have so I stuck with red velvet and a leaf brocade.  Rohan has a lot of reds and warm colors so it will fit right in.

Also on the plotting list is Galadriel's mirror dress and Eowyn's mourning dress.

Somewhere along the lines I'll have to invest in a long blonde wig as I have naturally dark brown hair.

Making a Hobbit costume would also be fun.

In the meantime I came across some humor.

Until next time:  Utini, baby!