Laurie Tavan

Medieval-oid gown: last minute help 0

Medieval-oid gown: last minute help

A friend of mine needed to make a new gown in a week. She came over with the mock-up ready to be fitted and we dove into pressing, cutting, and stitching it together. One...

Fair Oaks Faire: Lady Mary 1

Fair Oaks Faire: Lady Mary

Last minute one of the court contacted me to borrow a gown. I gave her the closest thing to Tudor that I have since I have yet to make a “real” Tudor gown. I...

Crema Art Show: photos are up! 1

Crema Art Show: photos are up!

After a bit of a unexpected delay (the other photos weren’t taken down yet!) my photos went up today. I dressed for the occasion – at 6 months pregnant I found the floofy skirt...

1880s style coutil corset: mock-up 2

1880s style coutil corset: mock-up

Yep the bias coutil boning channels make me happy. Can’t wait to actually make the real corset. It was hard to stuff it evenly, so I can’t wait to see what actually happens on...

Coffee Mocha corset: inprogress 2

Coffee Mocha corset: inprogress

This project is turning out to be impossible to photograph. But the first person to see it in person said they wanted it :) So at least it looks good in person! The trim...