Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sewing Machine for Sale

I just got a fancy new sewing machine, and I'm selling the old one. Yours for a mere $75! Follow the link to ebay.

Monday, December 13, 2010

An 18th Century Commission

A teaser. A promise of things to come regarding this copper colored silk 18th century gown I made for a friend from reenacting. It has box pleated trim around the sleeves at the elbow and around the neckline. I love how flattering the lines came out.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Glitter and Gloom Dilemma

I checked my stash, and I only have 2 yards and change of the skull brocade. That'e enough to squeeze out a Victorian bodice, but nowhere near enough to make an 18th century Anglaise. It seems I have to reconsider my options.

  • Option 1: Buy more skull brocade off ebay at $15 a yard. I'll need about 4 yards.
  • Option 2: Use the 2 yards I already have to make a Victorian bodice and use the late 1880s-inspired gear I've already got.
  • Option 2: Use the sari I wore to New Orleans to make an 18th century gown and go for the "glitter" side of Glitter and Gloom.
Option one will cost approximately $50. Options 2 and 3 will cost nothing.


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Steampunk Tea at the Mark Twain House

Back on October 30, I attended a Steampunk Tea at the Mark Twain House. Janel was kind enough to snap a few pictures for me, and I thought I would share. Click the image to see a few more over at my main website.