Tagged: embroidery

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Mourning Brooches

I had the pleasure of working with Breanna Bayba and Lynn McMasters on another photoshoot this summer. My favorite accessory from the entire shoot, which nominally focused on new fan papers from Lynn, were...

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Silver & Gold

This outfit was put together as two separate pieces for an event with the intention of finishing it off as a complete full length gown. It was fun to play around with having the...

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Ice & Fire Ball

For this event I was cast as Cersei and needed an outfit stat! I took the red surcoat and found the scraps of fabric to make a set of sleeves & belt. The belt...

Starry Nite corset:  emb. sample w/ piping 3

Starry Nite corset: emb. sample w/ piping

I’m working through some of the sample embroideries by testing them in different threads. The one satin stitch star will be nixed because the design ended up too heavy. The one star pattern doesn’t...

Red Silk Wedding dress: fabrics 0

Red Silk Wedding dress: fabrics

This gown was completed and delivered last week. I hope she enjoyed wearing it on her big day: 10/31/2008. Here follows the beginning of the dress diary: Starting out my client knew she wanted...

Popcorn Army 0

Popcorn Army

One of my friends made a set of popcorn creatures and secretly placed and photographed them when I was working on a corset at his house. I thought it was too cute not to...

Rene’s bodice progress 0

Rene’s bodice progress

Now this bodice has been a bodice of DOOM! It has a extreme like for oily substances and will find any oil in a room and suck it up. I’ve watched Rene very carefully...

Embroidery continued… 2

Embroidery continued…

Rene sent me a progress photo of the hand-sewn embroidery :) The front will take longer as some mystery spots appeared on the front portion of the bodice. She has re-done the front and...

Embroidery Design 1

Embroidery Design

Rene asked me to adapt an embroidery design for her bodice by making a continuous design that would be curved around the top edge. The inspiration source was only a small section so I...

Testing an embroidery design 2

Testing an embroidery design

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...

Gift Wrap corset: wrapping done! 1

Gift Wrap corset: wrapping done!

My present corset is complete. It has been added to the gallery: – Click on image to go to the gallery – *The hat and pin-tucked burgundy & white striped petticoat were also made...

Gift Wrap corset: update 1

Gift Wrap corset: update

Hand sewing the binding and adding the lacing is all that is left! Sometimes it feels lovely to procrastinate on projects by working on a project. What a lovely present it is becoming.