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Jack Skellington from the Nightmare Before Christmas

"And since I am dead, I can take off my head, to recite Shakespearean quotations!" High waisted pants and cropped tailcoat with hand painted (puff paint) stripes. Collar and tails of coat are made...

Silk Bra-Cup Corset

The corset is made from Olive dupioni silk fuzed to black coutil. Black corset busk, and black grommets. External bone casings, holding two quarter inch spiral steels each. The pattern was...

Re-use Dress and Bolero

This is my final entry to the Discarded to Divine Charity Auction : The outfit consistence of a Faux 17th century bolero (complete with cartridge pleated sleeves) over an empire wasted dress with a...

1810 Regency Gown

I draped this gown based off an 1810 gown illustration in The Cut of Women's Clothes, by Norah Waugh. The gown is made from Swiss dot Voile and is 100% cotton. All of the ruffles are hand rollhemmed...

Re-use Wool Coat

As course work for one of my pattern drafting classes I had to make a modern womens jacket by recycling men's wool garments I found at thrift stores. In the end I cheated a little, and used a full...

Draped Knit Dress

This dress is the closest I have ever come to a "one-seam" dress. The entire skirt is one piece (If you don't count joining panels) and the bodice, straps and pocket are all one piece. Where the...

Washed Lavender Organza Dress

The main focus of this dress for me was the bodice, I wanted to really make the sheer quality of the organza stand out. I used minimal  seaming, and only lined the bust portion of the bodice...


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Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Underwear Fashion in Detail"

I think right now we are in a very relaxed "natural" silhouette, based on the healthy physically fit body. I honestly think plastic surgery and exercise may slowly replace undergarments entirely. History has shown people are not above extreme measured to achieve the desired shape of the era.

Re: Re-use Dress and Bolero


My Dress was in the Runway Show!!!

Final bid was $850 dollars! According to the chairity that is enough money to provide basic necessity's to 2,000 people,or food for a family for 4 months, or emergency housing for 17 abused women and children. YEA!!!

Re: Re-use Dress and Bolero

Update!

My entry has won the Jury award for best day dress!!!
No word yet on what outfits have been selected for the fashion show. Fingers crossed!

Re: Re-use Dress and Bolero

Thank you both, I am glad you like my pieces, also thanks for the vote on confidence on the runway show :)

D&D has been around for the past 10 years I think? It is run by the Saint Vincent de Paul society and for a while they were partnered with Macy's for a similar (men's?) event. They have really expanded this year. I am really excited for the preview night, I have only seen the entries of some friends.

Re: Silk Bra-Cup Corset

Thank you, I really enjoy making corsets, they are so wonderfully complicated!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Embroidered Textiles" by Sheila Paine

I love white on white embroidery; particularly the kind you see on 18th century Fichus.
My favorite embroiderer is Tailor Drews, he does the most amazing work with silk threads!!!

Re: 1810 Regency Gown

I am glad you like it :)

If you haven't seen it already, you may enjoy this Regency Community: http://regencysa.proboards.com/index.cgi
It is FULL of amazing information and awesome people! It is where I found the tutorial for making my bonnet.

Re: Washed Lavender Organza Dress

I'd say the only "trick" I used was tissue paper. On some of the seams (not all of them thank god) they would want to pull down into the machine, so I would sew the seams with tissue paper on the bottom and tear it off later.

Not being afraid to hand bast things before machine sewing can also help alot, and save time in the long run.

I used a mixture of my roommates computerized viking (for the more delicate parts) and my own juki industrial (Lining seams and zipper).