Not Tina Turner [grrrr-owl] but Steampunk of course. Lincoln’s Weekend at the Asylum, 2018. This is a long post, I’ve pinched lots of pictures from Facebook because we NEVER see all the best stuff! It should have been posted a few days ago, but IMGUR went wonky and I couldn’t attach any pictures. Enjoy! We … Continue reading Steamy Windows!
…or rather geishas, snakes and skulls. My response to Kate’s ‘Dress Like Frida’ project is this little beauty of a skirt. Here’s Kate and cronies, honouring Frida- I think they had a great day! The fabric of course was utterly irrestistible, and not cheap, so a no-waste [no waist more like] skirt was the way … Continue reading Frida Birds…
And here we are, a few days after the wedding. We didn’t make it to the evening do as planned, my post-medication headache forbade, but I’ve been given permission to snag as many pics from FB posts as I want. I know you’re all as nosy about other people’s weddings as I am, so here … Continue reading Ele-fun! Wedding Dress #6
The final appointment, which took time to arrange as the bridal party were all busy at different times, and chief bridesmaid needed to come so she could see how to get Ele in and out of the dress, and how to manage the bustle and arrange the train for pics etc. She admitted she’s an … Continue reading Ele-gant- Wedding Dress #5
After the mesh bodice and first 2 layers of tulle were on, decisions about the lace and buttonholes had to be reached pretty sharpish, and they duly were: black guipure lace trim for the neckline, a dozen appliqué motifs for the rest [all that was left] and another layer of ivory tulle to soften the … Continue reading Emb-EL-ishment: Wedding dress #4
It all got pretty busy. Here’s the timeline of the work so far. [I think I got slightly ahead of myself in the last post!] BLOG POST #1 Ele-mentary November- project first broached. December/January- styles discussed, budget and deadline set. February- visit to Bridal shops, further style decisions reached, pattern ordered, toile and main … Continue reading El-aboration: Wedding Dress #3
On with the construction. I made up the toile in curtain lining straight from the packet, and left the neckline straight across, so that I could judge the sweetheart shape once she was wearing it. The train was very short compared to the inspiration dress, but I left it, and planned to just add some … Continue reading Ele-vating: Wedding dress #2