Silky Satin Sissy Dress Slip in Champagne- Petticoat

 

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.

Dressmaking Revisited

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 🙂 


Thanks for reading,

Aprons to Costumes…then Lingere? 

New apron design

AUTUMN 

Autumn is always a special time of year for me. I enjoy the mild temperatures, the promise of exciting news from the previous season’s adventures, and of course delicious hot drinks. 

I’ve started designing costumes again, and I’m branching out into more diverse and experimental patterns. I am definitely considering fashion illustrations (in my shaky hand) to accompany my costumes. 

I think there is something to be said about the conceptualization  of a design before it’s full actualization. When something is fully thought out and consideration is given to small details, it is pretty obvious in the finished product. 

It’s a positive thing, believe me. 

Thanks for stopping by, 

S.

Just Sewed: Apron inspired by Dorothy from Wizard of Oz

A recent apron design I came up with over the holiday break is the “Dorothy”.

Dorothy Apron- A Blue Gingham-frilled border on a sheer hemp bodice. Finished with a white satin ribbon
Dorothy Apron- A Blue Gingham-frilled border on a sheer hemp bodice. Finished with a white satin ribbon

The name is due to the blue gingham frills that border the all natural hemp bodice of the apron; and their likeness to the blue gingham that the character Dorothy wore in the Wizard of Oz (film adaptation starring Judy Garland).

Dorothy Apron- A Blue Gingham-frilled border on a sheer hemp bodice. Finished with a white satin ribbon
Dorothy Apron- A Blue Gingham-frilled border on a sheer hemp bodice. Finished with a white satin ribbon

What I like the most about this piece is that there is evidence of an emerging style in the LillyBoChic line. Admirers of my designs will notice that feminine bodice shapes will often have frills or colors suggesting softness. I think that it is very necessary to allow people who identify with femininity and cherish it, to have plenty of opportunities to immerse themselves within its examples.

Therefore: flirty aprons are a must!

That being said; I also think that femininity has a hard edge- something that tells the world that we (feminine types) are willing to get out hands dirty to get the job done. What is so dirty, you might ask? Well, I suppose that is left to the imagination of the wearer and the audience.

Thanks for stopping by.

-S