Friday, September 16, 2011

my new obsession

Hand-dying and embellishing slips and lace is my new found obsession. A few of my friends have started playing around with slips and I caught the bug! I have no training or experience in dressmaking, but when you have the foundation already provided with the slip it is really amazing what you can create. I have always been fascinated with the steampunk aesthetic, so I have been researching more victorian styles and really want to start incorporating bustles, ruffles and draping into my creations. I'm up to my neck in vintage lace and trims and it's time to put it all to use.

...and I think I'm finally finding uses for the tons of neck ties I've been hording...

I'm going to be uploading a lot of slips, dresses, and neck collars,to my etsy store, at the end of the month. I'm also working on some overskirts made from vintage table clothes and trim. I really need a grommet/snap bench press to finish a lot of my other projects, but they are really hard to come by, unless you have a couple extra hundreds laying around...
I'm really enjoying this new direction of sewing and the inspiration I'm getting from steampunk. I think the eccentric, yet practical, stylings will be a nice challenge.

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