Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Plaid Horror

Fabric / Materials: About a thousand old plaid shirts.
Pattern: Truly Victorian with some modification

Introduction: Setting the Wayback Machine to 2006, I made a hideous plaid evening gown for a friend. Recalling it, another friend commissioned a gown with a similar concept. It was dubbed the "Plaid Horror", and work begun on 1880s inspired thrift store chic formal attire. The skirts, both over and under, are adapted from Truly Victorian late bustle patterns. There are larger picture available on Just click the picture.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Black Victorian Peachskin Wardrobe Pieces

I've been busy re-organizing several things, and working on several commissions. The only thing I've really had time to photograph is this growing wardrobe of Victorian wardrobe bits made of synthetic black "peachskin" fabric. The overskirt is new, as are the 3/4 length sleeves. I was going for an allusion to mourning without following the actual constraints. Click the picture to see the page on

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Found an excellent pic from last year

Busy busy busy working on the Plaid Horror - photos soon to come. Also working on a few new black Victorian wardrobe bits.