Saturday, December 29, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Follow up on a Sneak Peek


Back in *coughcough* I posted a sneak peak of a hat I was making for one of the wenches at OKRF.  I just struck me that I never posted a follow up showing the finished hat.  Bad Blogger!  Bad!
Her old hat (the last picture, with all the feathers) finally gave up after four or five seasons.  I made the new one with a plastic base, rather than buckram, as I have found it to be sturdier and far more resilient in inclement weather.  It also got heavier wire to help it hold up to the abuses of Renaissance Festivals.
The second and third pictures show close-ups of the detailing I put into my hats.  The fine binding with no visible stitching, and the hand stitching of the lining.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Victorian Ball Gown


A Victorian Ball gown displayed at the Oklahoma Metropolitan Library last winter during their Charles Dickens events.
One of my favorite pieces I ever made.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Don't bleed on the Fabric


If you sew regularly, you will eventually make use of the Prime Directive of sewing:
Do not bleed on the fabric.
Whether you’ve pricked yourself on a pin, sewn through a finger, or nicked something with impossibly sharp scissors, eventually there will be blood. You’ll heal. Your fabric will not.

Thursday, December 6, 2012


These two models are a couple in real life, and there were Starfire swords at the photo shoot  so they decided to take a few pictures together.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Circe Cosplay


A cosplay of Circe from the Wonder Woman comics.  It sets my fingers to itching on new cosplays.
That, and the Astonishing X-Men trades I’ve been reading.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Oh My!



lalasarahb:
My friend sent me this after we talked about showing off ankles. I love her so much! XD

Oh my! Scandalous!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Something Blue


A few quick pictures of a corset sent out from the studio last week.  The bride will be wearing it as her something blue under her dress.