Sunday, December 29, 2013

Downton Abbey and Pride and Prejudice

The Downton Abbey dress was a commission piece that I finished this morning.

I've wanted to make Sybil's purple dress for a long time but never got around to it.  Finally, I was approached with a question of could I do this?  I was excited to have the chance to do this.  The client provided the materials and I provided the labor.

I really enjoyed putting this together.  The hand cramps from sewing on 74 buttons, I could've done without though.

I'm planning on making one for myself soon.  I have some red taffeta and red ribbon rosettes which would work nicely.
 
I also finished off my Jane Bennett ball gown from the 2005 Pride and Prejudice movie.  I originally wasn't really planning on making this one.  It was an accident really.  Ironically I had cut my fabric the wrong way and wondered what to do with it.  I went through Regency images for inspiration and came across Jane Bennett's dress.  I thought it was a pretty dress and so it was born!
 
Until next time:  Don't anger nice people.  They can become the scariest you-know-what's when provoked.
 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Butterfly doll dress

I crafted again and used some old butterfly fabric.
The dress is made from cotton fabric with cotton lace trim.  It might be hard to see but there's a growth tuck in the dress.

It closes up the back with Velcro.

In the working stages is one Downton Abbey dress and two Regency style ball gowns.

Until next time:  Happy holidays to all!

Monday, December 16, 2013

I finally finished off the three of a kind Winter wonderland Christmas-y doll dresses.  I say more Winter wonderland because of the fabric print of the kids playing in the snow.

I used holographic ribbon, satin ribbon rosettes, faux pearls, and glass beads to make this.

Over all I'm really happy with how it turned out.
 
Until next time:  They say God doesn't give us more than we can handle.  With all that's been going on this week God must think I'm some kind of bad-ass.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Two new Christmas doll dresses

I have two two of a kind doll dresses.  Try saying that a bunch of times fast.  ;)
Red dress
https://www.etsy.com/listing/172044545/two-of-a-kind-red-1860s-christmas-doll

Green dress
https://www.etsy.com/listing/172029666/two-of-a-kind-green-1860s-christmas-doll

Both are made out of cotton with faux pearl "buttons."  I've sewn the buttons on as strong as I can but the dresses are not recommended for children who still put things into their mouths.

It's hard to believe it's nearly Christmas.  Less than twenty days away.

Until next time: