Sunday, September 25, 2011

Dressed up in nothing but some old drapes?And having a marvelous time!

 Well, just the jacket was made from a hand-me-down curtain/drapes, lined with hand-me-down olive moleskin, using McCall's 5936. The skirt was made previously from a suedecloth using Simplicity 2758.
 I covered the back piece with lace, alternating cream lace and sage lace hem tape, because...
There was just enough fabric in the curtain when I took out the hem (Note the wear/crease where the curtain was folded). It was destined to be this jacket! ;-)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

My Crazy-Quilted Jeans: The Bazillionth Iteration

It all began when I had more time than money and my jeans were worn out. 
Options: Patch them or Buy a new pair.
Guess what I chose ;-)
Five or so years later (after about the bazillionth round of patching and embroidery), here we have them.
I intend to keep going until there is no denim left. 

Friday, September 16, 2011

FALL OUTFIT: Silk Sheath Dress & Green Stripe Vest

 Along with my Alice Coat and Victorian boots, I was feeling pretty fantastically DIY and somewhat fashionable today. :-)
Don't worry, I adjusted my slip before I left the apartment this morning... although the dress as the tendency to creep and bunch up at the waist while the slip stays in place.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Lavender 'Silk Velvet Burnout' Dress

Just needs the vest!
Simplicity 2925 (variation A) in 'Silk Velvet Burnout' fabric. 
Groovy, baby!

Thursday, September 1, 2011


So, I think I forgot that I actually had a to do list for August... :-) We'll see if I manage better this time around. Perhaps, I will, since it's of a primarily selfish bent...
  •  Lavender 'Silk Velvet Burnout' Dress (ME!)
  • Green Stripe (upholstery weight, boo-yeah!) Vest (ME!)
  • Life on Mars Annie/70's Outfit (ME!)
    • 70s blouse out of awesome yellow paisley crinkle lawn
    • black lightweight wool skirt
    • pinstripe vest
  • High-Waisted Skirt Experimentation? (ME!)
  • Sigh, second attempt at Madame Chan Visits Victoria custom order. The problem with custom orders via internet: lack of verification of measurements/ability to measure the customer yourself/relying on someone else for data vital to the project... At any rate, if you're interested, the one that was made to the (apparently) incorrect measurements, will probably be up in my etsy shop in a couple weeks, once it's returned. :-/ Be sure to measure yourself aptly before considering purchasing, however. ;-)
With that massive pile of deliciously earth-tone highly textured fabrics and Halloween around the corner, I should probably create some steampunk pieces for my etsy shop, as well...