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Saturday, October 25, 2008

After the beading

I wanted to add something to the turquoise blue dress. So I added some beading. Then I made a necklace, and a Tiara. Turned out better.

Friday, October 24, 2008

An Evening dress to remember!

She said with a train please. Is this good enough?
Turquoise blue that really makes her red hair turn into just the right shade of red, and an evening gown to die for, makes this Gibson Girl perfect!
  It started out one way, and like so many things these days it turned into something different.
The hip drape is a very dramatic statement and takes this gown over the top for style. The tiniest of silver touches at the bust neckline, holds your interest for just a moment, before dropping down to the drape, then miles of gathers n' ruffles, and lace. Not an easy dress to reproduce from only a picture, but close enough to make it worth wile. 
  This is the last of the gowns I had cut out before the odyssey of the Cissy harem outfit. I wanted to get back to it and finish it before I forgot what I was doing. {I do have a couple of somethings cut out from long ago, and I can't for the life of me figure out what or for whom, they are. lol. It happens!}
  So now I want to finish up some outfits for someone, before I get involved in something else {as far as sewing goes}. As I always have more then one project going at once, with the doll houses, it's usually, do one thing and wait. So instead of just waiting, I do sewing instead. That way I get some of my old work done, and some new work done. Isn't this what they call kill two birds with one stone? lol.
  Well, enjoy. I'll be gone for awhile doing those other jobs.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Calling Costume in satin & lace

This is so pretty, and she looks like she's a millionaires in this outfit. Made from tan satin and lined thought out with a cotton for wear. The gored skirt has lace medallions trimmed with a delicate flower design lace on the tip of each gore. The ladies use to weight these gored skirts to keep them from flipping up at the knee.
  The blouse is a simple front close, china silk shirtwaist with no sleeves {to make it easier to dress the doll}, and a open front high collar. The jacket is more of the beautiful lace decoration from the skirt. It also sports a stand up collar, decorated with laces. The full Gibson sleeves at the top and the tight lower part, is as always striking. The addition of the lace medallions in the fullness of the upper part and the delicate flower lace running down the tight part, really turns a simple sleeve into art. The wrist has a showing of gathered lace that matches the Jabot at the neck. That is made of a longer fine lace that gathers at the neck into a waterfall effect, and fills in the upper part where the jacket when open would show the blouse underneath.
  The design of the jacket with it's fullness, is a gored lower half, to make it stand out a bit and draw attention to all that lace. This design could just as easily been filled in where the laces are with a silk ribbon design. {you might just see that at a later time}.
  She carries a small purse to match with the same lace medallion. Equally of note is the mink fur trimmed muff, with the medallions down the center. And last but not least, is the tiny hat of tan satin, with three medallions on the brim and the flower lace above. There is also satin ribbon loops to finish the design but not detract from the wonderful lace.
  Anywhere she would go in this ensemble will make heads turn and ladies simply pea green.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Casino Toilette

This gown made of a fine cotton with a tiny leaf design was made to wear out to the casino. Insertion lace and another beautiful lace are used at will here. I did not open up the back of the lace as one would in insertion lace, because of how small the area was I was working in.
  The skirt has a full ruffle around the bottom. The bodice has a wonderful little decorative collar like effect, however it's on the top of the sleeves, not on the collar. The cuffs are trimmed with lace as is the collar, and trimmings over the sleeves. Bow are added to finish the effect. The belt is grosgrain ribbon, with a nice bow in the back.
  The hat is decorated with feathers and a ribbon bow trimming. Very effective, and sheik.