Showing posts from December, 2008

2009 Resolutions

1. Make one non-costume outfit a month. I love making my costumes. However, I wanna start making actual clothing for myself as well.
1.b. Put a little more effort in to the way I dress. I no longer wanna look like a soccer mom in training because it is convenient,

2. Read more, There are a million books on my list and I haven't been doing much with them. I want to get through at least 10 classics before the year is out.

3. Travel more, I wanna get my guts up to go traveling out of my comfort zone.

4. Go though all my crap. I am so much stuff crammed in to our little apartment and I am sick of the clutter so I want to go through it and get rid of what I don't need.

5. Last but not least, do at least one commission, be it for someone here online, or for a family/friend or acquaintance. Gotta start somewhere!

So those are my five new years resolutions for 2009. I think that they are realistic online my usual ones. What are you all resolving to do for the new year.

11 Parts to a Wardrobe

Recently I have a lot of time on my hands. Work is out till Jan. 5th and I have found myself watching reruns of project runway and Tim Gunn's Guide to style. Both of these have inspired me to revamp my whole wardrobe. However rather than going out and buying a million things and spending way to much, I wanna make a new wardrobe.

To start off, according to Tim Gunn and his other fashionista flunkies, there some crucial pieces that every wardrobe needs to have to be complete. You know, I am inclined to agree. These pieces include:
1. Classic Dress pant
2. A good pair of jeans
3. A basic black dress
4. A well fitting white button down
5. Trench Coat
6. Basic Skirt (A line or pencil depending on your shape)
7. Blazer
8. Day Dress
9. Belt
10.Track Suit Alternative
11.Cashmere Sweater

I myself have a few of these pieces, and got a nice black dress for Christmas. However, with my new dress form I am setting the challenge for myself to make what missing pieces I can and have what…

Down to the Wire

AHHHHHH, so I have been sewing for the past .... 12+ hours pretty much constantly. But it was all worth it, for now I have a finished carriage dress. The whole look is toped off with Bonnet, cape, muff and gloves (i didn't make the gloves). I was furiously stitching on the sewing maching and sewing by hand so fast I think I may have gotten my fingers more than the fabric. (At least literally my blood and sweat when in to this project.

The reason for this mad sewing frenzy, is that the Dickens Faire is tomorrow and that was my whole reason for making this dress. I was just going to keep is simple making a shirt and skirt. But if you know me at all, you know this is never going to be the case. Once I get searching on the net and find out all the fun pieces I just go crazy. So keep your eyes peeled for pictures, I will be posting them soon.

Oh BTW did I mention I was even able to fit in making a top hat for my Benny Boi. Direction were complements of The Tip Top Hat Tutorial

Retro Revival

So many of us out there love and adore the 40's victory rolls. Well a little birdy sent me this video a while back and I thought I would share it! Enjoy

Beatuty is Pain

Not only are corset painful to wear but they can be painful to make. Yesterday I was home sick from work and thought it was the perfect opportunity to get some work done on my undergarments. However, hours of sewing by hand and using traditional dart pins has left my fingertips yelling at me.