I was recently looking for an example of the scalloped edge finish that was delivered by a certain pair of scissors and realised the photo I was thinking of wasn’t on here. So this isme filling in the gap from last year.
In order to avoid hemming the robings on my sackback I planned to pink then. A woman I was working for at the time lent me a pair of hers…only these were scallops!! Very…
I should finish the dress tomorrow. I had a bit of a post-Great british sewing bee sewing energy today and just got all the main stitching done. In the end the bodice pattern wasn’t too bad at all. The waist was about 1.5″ too small so added 1/2″ at each side of the piece, so 2″ extra inches in total. I don’t want it too tight.
So in order:
Tacked in darts
making the mostest
After having a very successful year so far I’m having a big “God on my side” moment and just applying for all sorts of thing. Having a couple of additions to CV is always nice as well!!
1. Costume Society Ambassador: can I write a blog..? yeah, and more than just reblogging other peoples stuff. do I like fashion, costume and it’s preservation..? well indeed I do. Got a few weeks to go, so we’ll see.
2. Wardrobe Unlock’d - An annual costume construction competition. I have entered my Sack Back gown. Even if I don’t get a price it’ll be nice to see what other people are up to and spread some costume loving!!
Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 166th Birthday of Edith Head - one of Hollywood’s most celebrated costume designers of the Hollywood Golden Age. Having designed for films such as Sabrina, To Catch a Thief and Lady in the Dark, stars such as Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood, Sophia Loren, Tippi Hedren and Grace Kelly were just a few of the names she’d designed for. She received 8 Academy awards during her career that spanned the early 1930s until the late 1970s.
If you can’t picture what she looked like, the super-suit designer from the Incredibles was based on her….apparently :)
THROUGH A COMBINATION OF COSTUME-PUPPETRY AND STUDIO-BASED PHOTOGRAPHY MEG’S WORKS EVOKE A RICH DISPLAY OF SENSUAL NARRATIVE AND MAGICAL TRANSFORMATION. THIS YEAR SHE WILL TAKE PART IN GROUP EXHIBITIONS AT OBSCURA GALLERY AND FLINDERS LANE GALLERY IN MELBOURNE AND EXIBIT IN A SOLO EXHIBITION AT DICKERSON GALLERY IN SYDNEY.
The other day I saw a photo of Chicken wire made into the silhoettes of ladies in big ball gowns, but when I tried to follow it up I couldn’t find the artist, so had to assume they were done for a one off project. And then this morning, top of my Wordpress reader was this amazing lady. I think these are taken floating in water, and it gives them an amazing erethral quality. As you may be aware I love anything that shows new ways of displaying clothes, and this seems to give a feeling of a memorial to things as they were. How many times have you seen an old pond with a rag floating in it? How did it get there? This is obviously much more constructed than that, but there’s something magical about the photographs.
so I’m not a huge Game of Thrones fan, never really got the chance, but I might just to have a proper nosy at the costumes. These embroideries are stunning!!
A new exhibition at the Design Museum explores the effects of 3D printing on the fashion industry.
This looks rather interesting….super quick Panniers for an 18th century costume?? easy peasy wheel farthingale??
I have just over 100 books about fashion/costume/textiles etc. Here is my top selection for starting a fashion history library.
I need to read them properly, rather than just look at the pictures.