Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pink Indienne print jacket

I finished my 18th century jacket! The lovely Sarah was able to get me some extra pink silk ribbon so I pleated it and just had enough to go around the front and neckline!

It's on my form with my pleated petticoat right now. I haven't had the time/energy to actually take pics of me in the last few things I've made. Oh well.

Also, my closet is *really* starting to get crowded! That's no good! On the plus side I have a pretty good 18th century wardrobe right now...

Saturday, October 22, 2011

1790s again

I'm thinking I made a good guess on making my version of this gown have a crossed over front:

This plate looks like a very similar gown - the sleeves are in the same style.  It's dated just one year before the teal one.  I like this gown too! Maybe I'll make in this color too? :-)

Vintage buckle

I bought this on Ruby Lane - I couldn't resist it.  What do you think, 1830s?

Friday, October 21, 2011

Beatle shirts

Several years ago I made these shirts inspired by Beatle suits for my band, when we played a Beatles themed gig.  I don't have pics of the other Pepper ones in progress, but you get the idea! :-)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

I have awesome friends!

Look what Penwiper made me!  She's so sweet. I don't know how she did it, but it's so gorgeous! She knows I love this particular 18th century portrait. :D

18th century jacket

I've been working on and off on this little 18th century jacket from the JP Ryan pattern I used for my Rococo Pirate costume. The fabric came from Bauhausfrau and is a really pretty pale Indienne print. I wanted to do something different with the stomacher and it so happened that Sarahlizzi had sent me some teal and pale pink silk ribbon as a gift. I didn't have enough to use only one color or the other, but both matched. And then I remembered this American Duchess jacket that I really liked.

So I decided to try it out. The bows are only pinned on right now. I may still add some trim around the neckline. And I have to finish the sleeves. But other than that it's done. I love this pattern - it's so easy!

Here are some progress pics! Sorry, it's a little wrinkly on the dress form too.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Padme Quilt Square

I'm not sure what the status of this project is, but a few years ago a bunch of us made quilt squares representing different Padme costumes. I made one for that Blue Tattooine homestead dress. (I had leftover fabric!) I was pretty happy with it. Considering I'm not a quilter. :-)

Another Victorian fan

An ebay buy - it's in really good condition!

A few ebay buys

I'm a bad cycle of buying stuff on ebay/etsy on a whim.  Here are a couple of cool things I got recently! They were all bought from Coffee Colored Cadillac, who gets a range of really interesting stuff!  Go check her out!

I'm also using her pics just to save myself time - plus they show off the items nicely.

The first is this adorable "Edwardian" apron which I thought I could cheat and use with other things.  The pics don't do it justice, it's SO sweet and the embroidery is so pretty.  The stitching on the back side makes the bows look pink. And I only paid $20.

18th century cloak

I really wanted a cloak/cape in case I ended up doing any fall/colder events with 18th century costumes. But I'm also lazy.

And then the talented Cindy listed one on her etsy and I couldn't resist it. It was a great price and her work is immaculate! It's cranberry wool and the hood is lined in silk. And check out those pleats!

You can check out her shop here - I want all her stuff! The hats are fabulous and I would kill for her Mina/Dracula gown. And if it were my size, I would snap up this spencer!

Here are pics of the cape I bought.  Now I just need an excuse to wear it!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Another Victorian Name pin!

Ever since my lovely friends gave me a Victorian "Maggie" name pin, I've been intrigued by them.  From the ebay auctions I've seen, the history on them seems to be that they were popular starting in the 1880s.

I just now won another Maggie one that I'm really excited about. (It almost but doesn't quite make up for a different one I lost on ebay that I really liked!)

I was doing a search and I came across a Sarah pin on this site - they also found a photo of a woman wearing a different Sarah pin, which I thought was fabulous because this is the first pic I've seen of someone wearing one of these! And it's interesting to see how it is being worn:
(Actually this page has lots of fascinating jewelry and photos on it.)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Pink Indienne print jacket

I have been sewing - just very slowly.  You can see my cat was very helpful when I was getting started on this project.

More later!