lundi 24 octobre 2011

More baby pictures!

Ohhh how I love having a little baby in the family! I went to see my cousin's one month-old baby again last week and I took some more pictures with some of my creations. She even got to keep the purple hat and the dress afterwards. She was a bit fussy that day, though, so the pictures are not as good as last time, but a some of them turned out okay.

Here is the little star:

I finished that dress shortly before I went to see her. It's entirely upcycled from an adult size dress I had. 

jeudi 20 octobre 2011

Stays sides are done and I got my silk

First of all, I just got back from four fabulous days in New York City. The highlight of my trip (besides seeing my sister who is studying art there) was winning the ticket lottery for ''Wicked''... for the second time! The first time was two years ago, and last year I bought some ''real'' tickets, but I didn't have the budget for expensive tickets this year, so I decided to try out for the lottery...and won!! YAYY for me! That was seriously awesome, I got to see the (fabulously gorgeous) costumes up close  for two hours and forty-five minutes.

With my sister in NYC

Going nuts over my new tickets... I admit it, I am a little bit crazy

As for my 1840's stays, I finished the embroidery on both sides shortly before I left for NYC. Here are a few pictures (sorry for the bad  picture quality).

The finished pieces of my stays so far

Right side

Initials close-up

Left side

Initials close-up. I decided to make a mirror image of the initials for the right side, since the flowers were this way. 

My super-nice uncle also brought me some silk from Vietnam, like I asked him. The silk is beautiful, but it's not exactly the color I hoped for. Still, I'll juste change my design a little to incorporate some of the brighter colored silks I already had, and this one will also make a gorgeous cape. I had the intention of making one anyway, with a hood and everything. 

mercredi 5 octobre 2011

A little update


Well, the ''Days of Culture'' didn't turn out that well, thanks to the freezing weather we had saturday and the rain on sunday. I got there around 9am and by 12 noon I had enough. The wind was so strong my little hats and bibs kept flying around, and the tent we were under collapsed a few times.  On top of that, my mother was sick and freezing. Anyway, my ''Doula'' course was happening and I really didn't like the idea of missing it. So I packed up everyhing and went to class instead.  I didn't go sunday either, because it rained and I didn't want all my stuff to get wet. I'm glad I tried it anyway.

The good news are that my baby-clothes making rush is over, and I can concentrate more on my historical costuming and building up my portfolio. I'm looing for a nice costume making course. Maybe some day I could make costume for films, who knows! So back to my 1840's outfit at last!

It's been so long since I last worked on it,  the drawing on the piece I was working on has faded! Good news is since have started working on it again, it's progressed at a good pace! The embroidery in the left side is done, and the right side is almost done, too. I'll post some photos soon. On top of that, my uncle is currently in Vietnam, and with a little bit of luck he'll be able to bring me back some silk for my dress. Here's the color I'm hoping for:

Source: google images/purple iris

A dancing witch!