Sunday, August 21, 2011

1930s Beach Pajamas

I got the pattern for this from .
VERY easy to put together and oh so comfy!

Steampunk Lolita

I have fallen behind on updating my finished photos so I am going to sum them up in a few blogs.
First up is the Steampunk Lolita. This is version....4... I think. Very happy with how it looks right now. Though it is VERY WARM.
The petticoat is made out of cotton muslin. I choose muslin because 1. It matched the color scheme I had in my head and 2. It's cheap.  I no longer remember how much fabric went into that bottom ruffle but I do know its was yards upon yards. That along with the ruffles on the actual skirt make for a VERY full and fluffy skirt.
I drafted the corset based off my measurements.
For the coat I used the pattern Simplicity 2525. The fashion fabric is a brown tropical weight wool and I used a Burgandy velvet ribbon for trim. The trim unfortunely gets lost in these pictures though. More info on the coat can be found in this post.
The socks I bought from Sock Dreams.
For the hat I bought a standard issue Air Force uniform hat, took it apart, recovered it, and sewed it back together. Better pictures can be found in this post.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

I am sure EVERYBODY has heard about these. But just in case....

The Devonshires are a leather 18th century shoe based on museum examples from the 1760s through 1780s.  They're made of top-grade dyable leather, with a beautiful, smooth Italian leather sole for dancing, and are hard-wearing, water- and mud-proof, for even the toughest of outdoor re-enactments.

Pre-Order the Devonshires through August 10, and get the special $100 price.  We're only making 200 of these shoes, so don't miss the chance to own one of only a couple hundred pair on the planet!  Visit to order.