I’ve started the wedding outfits! I’m still debating between two different silks for the gown. I’ve sent out the request for an estimate to get matching shoes made. I hope to start the grooms outfit this week.
The corset has been patterened, mocked-up, and adustments for minor design changes made. The lining and fashion fabrics are cut out. I’m ordering a new supply of coutil this week before I can complete the corset.
I’m going to make everyone wait for photos till after the wedding. I might sneak in a few previews of detail shots once in a while.
Count down: 7 months till deadline – Jan. 27,2008
These photos feature various pieces of my costuming pieced together to portray a pirate theme for the Northern California Pirate festival this upcoming weekend. The hats were trimmed and decorated with feathers to add to the overall look.
Continue reading Northern Ca Pirate festival: modeling shots
Check out this corset already in action! We used it as part of an entry into the Pirate Pin-up contest for the upcoming festival in Vallejo. Rene currently graces the front page of our website and the new photoshoot has been added to the corset gallery. Click on the photo for more images…
This piece was part of my undergarment ensemble for my role as Queen Victoria at Dickens Christmas fair (http://www.dickensfair.com). This along with the chemise, drawers, hoop and corset won me an award for Best Costuming 2006 at this event.
Pin tucking and lace detail:
I found two wonderfully striped fabrics that begged to become matching petticoats. Here are some photos:
Blue stripe fabric:
I am really happy I decided to travel, back down to the bay, to meet the Tudor tailors. I have never had so much fun wrapping my head. Being able to touch and look at the inside of many of the garments was a true treat. I’m inspired to make some aprons for our household on the drive back up. The princess’s highest servants will get white aprons but now I wish to make blue and green ones for the others. I already cut the linen and am heading back to Valhalla in an hour! (http://www.valhallafaire.com)
The Kontusz received its 3 hours of stay stitching on the car ride up to Valhalla. Curtis wore his new coat at the event and loved it. Eventually I will add the front trim closures but with the heat he is just wearing it open and it looks good as done!
Continue reading Kontusz in progress shots
This upcoming two weekends I can be found at the Valhalla faire. I will be wearing the blackwork chemise even though it still lacks its blackwork pleated top edge. A week from today will be an event down in Santa Cruz with The Tudor tailor!
I’m looking forward to both events and am currently in the process of packing. I’m taking a break every so often to rub my head and complain about my horrible sinus headache hoping to recover before the long drive up to Tahoe. I have a kontusz in progress sitting on the sewing maching begging for my attention. E-mail contact will be sparce in the next 10 days.
I really love this color combo.
I’m working on a couple new sections to add to the website. These will include a Proprosed Projects and a Luxury services/additions section.
The Proposed projects section was inspired by the plethora of fabrics I’ve been collecting. I’m constantly doing research and planning gowns that will never be if they don’t find the right person. I’m hoping people might be inspired by some sketches, research, and fabric samples.
The Luxury services/additions section was inspired by my current trend of hand covering grommets. I’ve started another bodice and I’m loving the look. This is a truly luxury service at $6 per pair but the end results are so satisfying.
I’ve finally coverd all the grommets on one bodice. Here is a photo showing some with ladder lacing.
In other grommet news, I’ve gotten 21 of the blue corsets grommets hand covered. A driving trip up to Valhalla this weekend should provide ample time to complete the rest I hope.
Some detail shots of another skirt I recently completed to match the brown and teal turqoise corset I posted a while back. I just finished her full length box-pleated skirt as well and will upload a preview soon. A full photoshoot with all the skirts and the reversable corset will occur in a month or so.
Continue reading Details of skirt
Just a few flat shots to give you a taste of this new corset. A photoshoot on the client will occur sometime in the near future. Look back for updates. There are subtle yet lovely detailing front the mirrored binding with center front on the straight grain exceptional pattern matching along the seams.
Continue reading Gold and Blue corset preview
Here are some inprogress photos. This corset is ready to wear but I am slowly covering the grommets with thread.
Continue reading Pair of bodies- 16th/17th century inspired
New lovely red and gold silk underskirt. Here is an inprogress photo:
I had the pleasure of wearing my new chemise this weekend and it is indeed nearly done. Any additions will be cosmetic and will be delayed due to other priorities.
Here is a preview: