March 13, 2010
November 14, 2008
Photos courtesy of Sherry :) Thank you! The spurs:
November 2, 2008
Here are two paternosters (aka historical rosaries or prayer beads) I’ve made for use at Renaissance faire: One is bone with coral marker beads decorated with gold and a terracotta tassel. The other is...
September 4, 2008
I had to share these photos because Lauren was drawing a portrait of one of my clients including the recently finished Caramel Cream gown!
August 11, 2008
Here you can see my braiding the princess’s hair: Back of the hair Sat. morning:
Since I sport long hair and grew up with two sisters I had to learn early on how to braid and create up-dos. I find it so relaxing and rewarding. Sometimes I capture them...
August 8, 2008
Rene finished sewing her bodice in time to wear to the Willits Renaissance Festival. Here are some photos I took showing the dress and some details shots.
June 16, 2008
Sherry, me, and Karen:
events / menswear
August 27, 2007
I got a quick photo this weekend of Curtis wearing his polish coat at Golden Gate Renaissance Faire.
August 26, 2007
I have to say it is not easy being a Princess. I reprised my role this year as Princess Elizabeth at the Golden Gate Renaissance faire ( http://www.sffaire.com ). I do not have many...
events / inprogress / trips
July 20, 2007
Much progress was made on the renaissance pair of bodies including but not limited to cutting out 18 pieces. I pieced together some silk damask fabric remnant for the mock-up because I have such...
May 31, 2007
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...
March 29, 2007
This dress was given to me to repair as it had been worn as a loaner and had had many adjustments over the year. The dress was not originally constructed by me. I added...
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Hi, I'm Laurie Tavan. I create costuming and corsetry for fun. Stick around for a behind-the-scenes look into my workshop, photography, acting, and travel.