Using buttons for decoration

I have always tried to avoid using buttons in my apron designs. I find them complex, and no matter what formula I use, they never turn out exactly how I had hoped. As I find myself creating more costumes than aprons, I have to face my fear of closures.

A recent addition to my Etsy shop. {Click here to see the etsy listing}

I started attaching buttons as decorations to become accustomed to the dreaded button closure issue that I have been avoiding for some time now. The execution was great for this piece, and I am improving my button skills.

This half apron was inspired by a Victorian era apron mixed with a lingerie look. The linen nap provides contrast against three gold buttons, while a unique black lace border keeps the linen in check against a smoky satin backdrop. The contrast works well as a costume, since satin is not ideal as an actual maid uniform. Perfect for play.

The waist features a concealed drawstring to adapt the look of this apron. You can pull it tight and cinch with the satin ribbon within, or let the satin lie flat. Some like their satin smooth, while others like the ruched look.

Thank you for stopping by to see what my imagination has created recently!

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Mistress Maid Sissy Champagne Satin Lingerie Apron Costume PLUS SIZE 2XL

Enjoy sexy dress up fun for plus sized beauties. Specifically designed for larger sizes.

 

Fits up to 42 inch waist (Ladies Size 2XL) Same design as the RED SATIN MISTRESS MAID- but more affordable. Satin material is not lined. Simple Elastic trim bodice. Fully concealed elastic waistband to allow maximum stretch. Single button closure. Skirt is trimmed with black lace. Sexy spaghetti style straps. FREE SHIPPING. Limited Quantity. See this item in my Etsy shop by clicking here

 

 

Baby Blue and white stripes 6 pocket cotton apron

Material is Made from 100% cotton, and features a serene baby blue backdrop with crisp white pinstripes.

6 pocket cargo design for notepads, and pens.
It has deep pockets that are perfect for carrying coins.

Double stitched at seams.
Back pockets are hidden.

A brilliantly designed servers apron.

24.5 inches wide
(including ties= 80 inches)
11.5 inches long

Mistress Maid Sissy Red Satin Lingerie Apron

Slip into something comfortable and soft tonight.
This lush red satin apron is one of a kind. Only one ever made.

Black lace border with red satin frills.
Fully concealed elastic waist.
Fully Lined.

Waist accommodates up to 50 inches when fully stretched.
Length 27 inches.

You can check out this item for sale on etsy by clicking here.

DIY personalized hair accessories for weddings, and formal events

An older project from 2016 needed a refresh.

A Beautifully decorated headband that I created by hand.

I didn’t measure the first rectangular piece of black felt before I cut, but it is approximately 8.5 x 3 inches. Any kind or colour of medium weight felt will do for this DIY project.

Folding the rectangular piece in half, I roughly sketched an oval shape on one side using chalk.

I used straight pins to hold the two pieces together while cutting and making the oval shape out of felt.

The oval shape isn’t perfect, but you can tweak the smoothness later on if there are jagged corners. Felt can be tricky to get perfect shapes out of.

Using my sewing machine (or you can do this by hand), I sewed two straight lines to create a channel down the middle of my felt pieces. Sewing this channel creates a secure bond between the two felt pieces; as well as a tight passage way for my metal headband to pass through.

I went the extra mile and also sewed the edges with a thin seam, taking extra care not to sew over the middle channel that I sewed earlier. The edges could be glued together, however using thread makes the felt stronger and less likely to fall apart. It is also more rigid now to support the decoration that it will display.

As always, I made sure that my metal headband pieces would snugly slide into the channels before decorating, or else it would be impossible to fix afterwards without ruining my design.

Using turquoise beads and a hot glue gun, I began making my design one row at at time.

I incorporated another colour to make an updated yin and yang design.

I used layering techniques with the white beads.

As well as adding texture by using big and small beads.

A very pretty and unique design for a DIY headband.

Two variations of my idea are seen here:

The pink and white design is my least favourite as the lines look messy instead of what I had intended.

The design with feathers looks the best of the three. I tend to produce better designs when I keep them simple. I used 2mm brown flat sided beads with fabric glue instead of hot glue from a glue gun.

The feathers are short, and I would like to design something similar with longer plumes in the future.

This is definitely a project I will return to again in the near future.

Silky Satin Sissy Dress Slip in Crimson Red

 

Continuing from my earlier post, this half slip/ petticoat is crimson in colour and features a beautifully concealed elastic waist band.

While making this version, I had to sacrifice on the size of the piece. I wanted to make the waist band around 46 inches, but was only able to make it stretch to a maximum of 42 inches. It still counts as plus size for a lady, but is a bit on the smaller size for sissy costumes.

It works as a companion to the champagne coloured slip/petticoat from the previous post you can see by clicking here.

This item is also for sale in my etsy shop. You can see it by clicking here.