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.
This March: Revisiting my love for textile design
My recent design is a champagne colour Satin Dress Slip with cream lace trim.
I usually finish my pieces as economically as possible to save on cost and time; but, this time I opted toward beauty by beautifully concealing the elastic waist band.
Medium and Large sizes available ranging from 30 – 44 inches.
You can visit this listing on etsy here.
A simple white and blue Wizard of Oz inspired apron by LillyBoChic for the 2018 season.
Durable cotton and blue gingham frills create a look that Dorothy herself would admire. A navy blue pocket accentuates its utility and functionality as an apron or costume.
Visit my etsy listing for this item here.
This Christian Louboutin inspired apron is both sexy and traditional at once.
“Plush black material is lined by smooth crimson to create a peekaboo styled apron. On one side it is a black apron; on the other it you a glimpse of a daring red lining. Very innocuous, and very sexy.”
White cotton frills line the top and bottom to finish this apron off with a traditional French Maid style.
Visit the listing at etsy.com by clicking [here].
Embrace old Hollywood style in this apron inspired by 1940 style.
This apron features a body made from 100% Japanese silk with an original pink bamboo pattern.
“This is the most original apron of this style that you will find anywhere. The heart shaped body is simply sweet, and is given a daring sexy accent with black French lace. Silky bottoms? Yes please! This apron/costume finishes to smooth and is lovely to wear.
Visit etsy.com to see the listing [here].
I recently discovered an info graphic that was depicted a step by step process of how to make a bow tie.
It was a tempting offer, since I had a few left over scraps selvages from exquisite materials I had used on earlier projects (*ahem-aprons*). I decided to give it a try, and found:
- Bow ties are really handsome and can adorn a lot more a neck.
- They can be made out of any material, and embellished with very different trims and lace- There is no limit to how creative you can get.
- You can decide how fancy (or un-fancy you would like to make a bow tie depending on the pleats, material, trims, embellishments and style of the tie.
- And finally: they are so easy to make!
Here are some great links to various styles of bows:
Simple Bow Tie hair clip
Another variation of the same method I used.
Here are photos of what I came up with:
I had to try one on- they are too cute to resist! I wore one to work the other day, and it was a hit with my colleagues. Paired with a pale blue dress shirt, gold cuff links, and ultra skinny black pants, my outfit was feminine and chic.
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I reealllyyyyy wanted a new form fitting dress made from winter jersey material, but I did not want to spend a lot of $$$.
I found a sale (hooray!), and purchased 1.5 Meters of Heather Grey winter jersey material for about $30 CDN.
The end result?
I used a cut out technique to create lines that contoured my body shape. This custom made design is extremely form fitting as a result.
Working with this fabric was tricky because of the intense 4 way stretch. I had to take extra care to triple stitch the seams to avoid embarrassing splits.
The back is secured by a black zipper.
The lines minimize bulging areas 🙂
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