Tuesday, 20 December 2011

18th century stays

Just a pair of stays i have been making since the beginning of my holidays, I was planning on making more but the sewing machine broke, so this will be all i make over christmas.
It is inspired by this real 18th century bodice http://defunctfashion.tumblr.com/post/1374855216/corset-c-late-18th-century
and this dress from sweeny todd
and yes, i know sweeny todd is not set in the 18th century, but its pretty so shhhh

The colours dont look so good on the photos as real life, the stays are a light, ice blue and the tulle skirt (H&M by the way) is a light dusty pink. Is it just me or does it have a kind of Alice in Wonderlandy feel about it? If only i still had my long blonde hair, that would be a perfect costume. Neevvver Mind.
Might not post anything else until after christmas at least, so

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Recycle your old books, maps etc

So, i am now on my Christmas holidays after the first semester of my second year at ECA, and i had a heap of textilesy projects in mind for my week break. Unfortunately, my sewing machine is in Edinburgh and my mums has juts broken, so those projects are going to have to be put on the back burner. Instead, to keep myself busy, i have turned to paper-y crafts. I have started using the website 'Stumble', which has me stumbling upon so many fun and crafty projects.
I have got a bit carried away! These paper flowers are so fun and easy to make! Good bit of recycling and pretty decoration that will never die!

Friday, 9 December 2011

Victorian corset

So in patern cutting we have been drafting and making corsets, finished mine and took photographs today.
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