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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Bodacious Bonnet Bonanza - Edit; now with more bonnets 9/4/10 on: August 23, 2010 10:38:40 PM
Thanks for clicking on this topic despite the obnoxious alliteration title XD.
First some back-story (feel free to skip):
I work in a store that sells reproductions of Victorian clothing. We carry mostly things from other vendors, but some of our products are made in-house.  My boss (the fabulous lady behind the Laughing Moon patterns  Cheesy) is currently teaching me how to make and trim bonnets.  
these are all made from scratch (buckram and wire), covered in silk taffeta and decorated with new and vintage ribbons and flowers.

Without further ado, PIX:

Edit 9/4 - New bonnets
This is an 1850's style bonnet with green moire ribbonwork;

This is an 1850's style bonnet which is self-trimmed


Closeup of ribbon-work on the outside of the bonnet:

Closeup of the ribbon-work on the inside of the bonnet

2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Edwardian Lady Costume on: November 02, 2008 05:03:49 PM
For Halloween I decided to dress up as an Edwardian Lady, This came to pass with the help of Two Butterick patterns (4254 and 4954), a parasol, many hours of sewing, a few hours worth of cursing and crying, a couple hours of seam-ripping and resizing and 2 minutes worth of pinning back excess fabric with an antique-looking brooch.



Sitting Down:


The Button I covered in the same fabric as the lining

Antique Lace I applied to the sleeves
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / felted sweater-lined scoodie on: August 28, 2008 12:06:29 PM
I made my first ever scoodie, using vegbee's fabulous tutorial.  The lining is made from two felted sweaters, the pink one is angora and the blue one is a cashmere blend.  The outside shell is a lavender cotton-linen blend (I think) left over from a halloween costume I made 3 years ago.
Modeled by my bed:

Modeled by me:
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Less Scrappy purple/Pink cotton candy skirt *EDIT* More Pix on: August 28, 2008 11:46:46 AM
I was at the California State Fair last week for the first (and hopefully last - that place is expensive!!) time, and I was stuffing my face with cotton candy when inspiration struck me.
This skirt isn't made primarily from scraps - I actually went out and purchased fabric for this one (yay me!)  But I think it still counts as a reconstruction because the base of the skirt is a vintage half-slip.

Close-up of my favorite detail, I'm so proud of the beading XD:

Comments? Criticisms?

Here are some additional close-ups:

5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Pearls+Rose Quartz = Lurv! on: August 15, 2008 11:03:01 AM
I made this necklace for my Mom's birthday.  It consists of silk cord, gray-ish pink pearls and rose quartz. I managed to finish it the morning of her B-day (granted I didn't start until the night before..Ooops!).
I had also made a small embroidered silk drawstring bag to contain it, but I didn't get a picture of that.
My Mom loved the necklace XD
Here are some pictures of my bench modeling it:

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Icy-Blue scrap skirt. *EDIT* More pics! on: August 11, 2008 09:38:36 AM
I made another skirt! This time I used a pile of my white and blue scraps, and some very nice silk dupioni which was definitely not a scrap to start with - just a product of a frustrating failed dress (haven't we all been there...Or am I the only one who refuses to 'measure twice and cut once'?)
Anywho, on to the pictures.  I was so excited when I finished last night that I wanted to take pictures right away, so here are some 'on-the-hanger' pictures.  Action shots will of course follow.


More pics:

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Apricot-y, Scrap-y goodness! on: August 06, 2008 03:30:00 PM
So I was planning on cleaning my room, but I kept finding scraps of fabric, ribbons, lace, you name it!  Suddenly it hit me; why put everything away when I could just sew it all to a vintage slip I had laying around? And thus began my voyage...A week later, I ended up with a pretty sweet skirt...and an even messier room  Grin
Without further ado, here are some pictures:

Just in case you can't tell; I am super pleased with my skirt  Cheesy  I think it's possibly the best thing I have ever created!

I have a little army jacket laying around, which has a great shape, but which is rather boring, so I'm thinking of giving it a similar treatment.
8  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Bathingsuit Anno 1890 on: July 26, 2008 07:54:44 AM
I started working on this sometime during the spring but got busy and forgot all about it.  Eventually I saw this superbly executed swim costume and was inspired to finish: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=249831.0

Here are some pictures of the suit in action:

Front (excuse the expression and posture  Grin)

Back - this is actually the best shot I have of the back...My sister was trying to take pictures but I just couldn't hold still  Tongue

This was my original inspiration:
I made up my own pattern as I went along as I was too cheap to spend $20 on a pattern.
All in all I'm very pleased with how my suit turned out.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Men's XL shirt to Dress, you know the drill! on: June 03, 2008 09:31:04 PM
Here's a beachy dress I reconned from a men's Stripey XL dress shirt.  As per usual I just started cutting and sewing without having any definite plan in mind.  There was a point when I shoved this dress to the back of my closet and decided that it would never become anything I would consider wearing in public.  There it sat and festered for a month, and today (while cleaning out my closet) I found it and decided to make it wearable. 
Here's the front of the dress, I know it looks gray an white, but it's actually pink and blue.

Here's the back (I am terrible at taking pictures of my back, so excuse the blurriness):

The back looks kind of funky because I added tie-back panels of sorts, it seemed like a good idea at the time, they remind me of folded up wings.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Yellow Dress is Yellow! on: May 29, 2008 04:03:52 PM
Here is a dress I finished yesterday, it's pretty simple but took all day because I didn't have the vaguest plan as to what I wanted to do.  I thusly spent most of my time trying to fix my errors and turn my sad scraps of yellow jersey into something that was at least wearable.
I think I might have succeeded  Grin

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