maanantai 14. tammikuuta 2013

DIY knit minidress from two knit shirts

The local charity second hand shop has every now and then sales, this time I got
why did blogger rotate the pic?
Down, black (knit fabric) shirt, mint condition, for 2€,  I love the and big boxy sleeves, and glittery silver stripes. but I knew as I saw it, it's just way too short...
 so,  I rammed through things and found a knit shirt (up) for 1€
This one was clearly used but the knit was exactly what I was looking for, a very flexible rib to become the tight skirt part of the dress.
with black legging trousers, the silver stripes and big sleeves balances the proportions and gives a figure not bad for this slightly over-weight body.

Basically, just cut the down part of the rib shirt and sew the tube to the hem of the other shirt.
Instant knitted minidress!

perjantai 11. tammikuuta 2013

Robe a la Turque

robe a la turque over 1844 corset, rather victorian feel.
 Red & black taffeta were a bit of a mis-choice for a late rococo gown, as it looks more like saloon girl than Marie Antoinette. However, this was a halloween gown, so it doesn't matter.
 Red taffeta robe a la Turque, worn over 18th century stays, a bum roll, red shiffron long sleeved ruffled shirt, black taffeta skirt. Celtic cross pin (originally got it for my kilt) and taffeta ribbon. Black velvet choker from the old gothic girl days, and ostrich plum over roughly put up wig...
Hem of the skirt, pleated taffeta with sateen ribbon and beads hand stitched.

taffeta rosette with brass button

Learning to like zone front gowns, so something similar will propably get made some day...