corsetry / inprogress
May 6, 2008
corsetry / Creamsicle / inprogress
April 30, 2008
A preview of another corset in the works:
April 12, 2008
I think mostly I’m shocked how how much thread is going into quilting all these pieces for an arming doublet. I’m at 10 bobbins and counting…
It is always worth doing a mock-up of any design plan so you can catch potential problems. In this case, I planned some embroidery to match a design on the trim chosen by a...
April 9, 2008
More in-progress shots of the gown below. The skirt will be attached directly to the doublet and closure at the front.
April 8, 2008
Here is an example of a quilting sample that was used in picking the right combination of fabrics, batting, and extra padding for an arming doublet that is in progress: The Venetian hose made...
I’m in the process of sourcing the right purple for an upcoming project. Check out these pretty silks:
March 30, 2008
A few inprogress photos from a green linen gown I’m making that is accented with a rich blue velvet.
gowns / inprogress
March 29, 2008
Here is the doublet with the collar finished along with the requested hat. The buttons are just pinned on and are waiting for the final fitting.
March 27, 2008
I had very little of this blue and gold (B&G) fabric to start with but we’ve managed to piece together trim for a skirt and hat and a doublet of the embroidered silk. I...
corsetry / inprogress / Longline Mid-bust
February 19, 2008
Here is a preview of one of my current projects. It is without any boning, awaiting the final boning channel placement to be determined:
February 8, 2008
I’m doing a rough mock-up of a new-to-me,antique pattern this week. Here is a preview of the style:
inprogress / Our very Own Wedding oufits- TM
January 9, 2008
I took a “vacation” the last week of 2007. It was only a vacation in the sense that I wasn’t at home. I took all my sewing projects with me up into the mountains...
January 8, 2008
Here is a teaser shot of a project currently under way. The boning just arrived from the group order so I’m about to start tipping ends! There is a busk under that lacing but...
November 29, 2007
This is a pale blue silk with darker blue stripes. The boning channels are sewn in navy and it will be tied with a dark blue ribbon 5/8″ lacing at back. Here is a...
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Hi, I'm Laurie Tavan. I run my own custom sewing business making bespoke, one-of-a-kind designs for weddings, dress-up, and fun. Stick around for a behind-the-scenes look into my workshop, photography, acting, and travel.