Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Little French Hat

A lovely little French hat; style around the mid 1800s. Silk flowers, maribou feathers, lace trim and velvet all on a straw base. For sale: $125.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Overbust Corset

This is an overbust corset which is for sale. It fits a 34"-36" bust, 28"-30" waist, and 36"-38" hips. Spiral steel and flat steel boning, busk in front, and laces up the back. Corset is fully lined with twill, and corset fabric is Asian cotton. Design is outlined in gold, as you can see in the last picture. Please Email for price and shipping cost. Item will ship from Canada.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Further For Emma Holloway

After finishing  Emma's Outfits, it was decided she needed an underbust corset. Here are a  couple of pics. although the quality isn't the best.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Outfit for Tsukino-con

This is one of my outfits for the con; a purple shot taffeta pleated 1870s skirt, paired with a cotton striped jacket. You can also get one custom made for yourself on My Etsy!

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Finished Steampunk Outfit For Emma Jane Holloway, Author

This is the finished outfit for Ms. Holloway to wear at New York Comic con. It consists of the 1880s skirt with pleated ruffle, the bustier, and the coat.

Unfortunately, it would seem the form has a slight list, which makes things look crooked, which they are not!

This is also available custom made on My Etsy in the red brocade as shown, or in purple brocade.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Final Jacket Pictures

Jacket is done, but the rest will have to wait, as I have a commission on tap, which is time sensitive.

Monday, 19 August 2013

Update to "Next on the Agenda"

The jacket is almost done; just have the sleeves to set in, the buttons and buttonholes and the loops and ribbon lacing for the back. 

EDIT IN: Lining in, sleeves in, buttons on, D-rings and ribbon lacing done. Just have to put lace trim on the sleeves.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Exciting Commission

Excited to be making Steampunk author Emma Jane Holloway's costume for New York Comic con! She decided to take one of my ready-made skirts, and a black petticoat that can also be worn as regular attire. Will be making a coat, two jackets, a detachable bustle and a bustier to go with the other items in a lovely shot red taffeta. Corset and blouse are not included.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

1872 Vest Basque

This bodice is designed from a garment as shown in the November 23, 1872 issue of Harper's Bazaar Magazine. The longer, layered look below the waist lends the term "Basque" to this bodice. Many similar bodices were shown throughout 1872 and on into 1875. It has a simulated "vest" portion in the center front, closing with buttons to the waist, and diamond-shaped neckline framed with a rolled collar. The back has a tail with a pleat at each side-back seam. The side-backs are loose below the waist and overlap the back tail. The fitted sleeve is in 2 pieces, and has a wide cuff.

The bodice is drafted based on a tailoring method actually used in the 1870's. Each size is hand drawn, not scaled, with all of the bodice seams true to the era. This bodice is designed to fit snugly over a corset, with a bustle.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Next on the Agenda

I've been so busy doing for others, that I have neglected my own costume for Tsukino-Con here in Victoria on Valentine's Day weekend. I was looking for something Steampunkish, and found this. I just love the Victorian/Steampunk design.