Thursday, November 15, 2012

1911 Edwardian girl's dress

I completed my 1911 reproduction dress today.  It's a child's dress I based off a fashion art print from the era.

It's covered in lace, satin, pintucks, and gathers.  I really like how it came together.
More pictures of the dress are on my FaceBook "The Edwardian Girl" page.

Until next time:  A tofu turkey?  That's false advertising!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

In progress pics

Lately I've switched gears a bit and have been working on Edwardian and Victorian clothing.  I've completed the skirts to both and have to finish up the bodices.  Either buttons or putting in button holes.

The colors don't match up to real life as I took these pics as the sun was setting.  I apologize for the harshness of the colors.

The Edwardian dress is based off a 1911 reproduction print I have.
The dress has a split overskirt that is trimmed with ribbon and lace.  The undrerksirt is also trimmed with the same ribbon and lace.  There's going to be a great deal of gathers down the front.

The 1860's sheer dress was inspired by photographs from the era.  Sometimes that fabric is so thin you'd think it was some form of chiffon.

The fabric here is more pink than orange.


Until next time:  Take a moment to remember the veterans who fought for our country today.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

"One of them days", I suppose

Ever have those days where you feel like you've gone down the rabbit hole?  Yesterday was definately one of those days for me.  So I went and illustrated.  It's weird for the sake of being weird.

On the plus side I have been rather productive.  I've gotten a great deal of work done on a Civil War sheer dress.

Until next time:  No more nasty political ads on TV, radio, or elsewhere!  Party!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Second child's Dorothy dress

A while back I found out there was an unused Dorothy dress for The Wizard of Oz.  Instead of the gingham dress that we all know of it was light blue and dark blue.  You can find a handful of images on Google.

An adult version still needs to be made but I made a girl's version.

It's perfect for those who want to be Dorothy but not get lost in a sea of gingham.


Until next time:  just what is the air speed velocity of a coconut laiden swallow?