Saturday, 7 June 2014

Wool Serge Uniform
#sergeant # WW1 #British Army

Sorry been missing for a while, here's a few new creations

Tailoring project
#1950,s #jacket #tailoring

#jacket #1950 #jacket

Tailoring back view

Tailored Jacket
#tailoring #jacket #1950

Monday, 24 February 2014

Turquoise straw hat

Straw after being stretched and stiffened, added wire petersham ribbon &
bias binding

turquoise &black feather mount attached

Front View

Side view

My little feather number!!

completed feather cocktail headpiece made with black coque feathers

Side view 

Here's another hat, first #cloche #felt

Good stretch over the block

Mark out duchess satin for ribbon trim and matching bias binding#ribbontrim #hats

Flower made up with seed bead centre

all done

Front view of hat
Side view of hat

Coolie wide brimmed hat

Blocked crown made from two layers of black buckram

Underside of brim covered with 4 way stretch black velvet,
the crown was made from three layers of black buckram, all painstakingly
pinned and hand stitched into place.

Top of brim, again lots of hand stitching to hold everything in place

Crown covered in same black velvet

Red/black taffeta marked out to make bias binding., ribbon and flower

All chalked out into even strips

Binding added over millinery wire, hand stitched underneath

Hole cut in brim ready to attach petersham ribbon and crown

Completed hat with chrysanthemum flower all hand made

front view, I was really pleased with this hat considering it was my first attempt
maybe should have left this one for later as it was quite difficult, but got there in the end.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Millinery survey

Hi all I would be most grateful if all you lovely bloggers could spare 30 seconds and complete my survey...Thanks

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Sarah Cant Hats !!

Hats!: Make Classic Hats and Headpieces in Fabric, Felt, and Straw, Cant, Sarah: Home, Hobbies & Garden : - $14.99
Wish I had a hatty head !

Hats!: Make Classic Hats and Headpieces in Fabric, Felt, and Straw - Sarah Cant - Google Search
Mmmmm  these are a bit different

Just embarking on a Millinery assignment !!!!

1920s Flowered Cloche Hat
Love this hopefully will have time to give it a go
1920's cloche hat. @Deidré Wallace
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cloche hat 1920s vintage style by aspherical121
 Here are a few hats I've chosen to re-create a few hats for latest assignmentI'm sure mine might not turn out exactly like these, but they have given me some fabulous inspiration

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Please feel free to leave comments

Hi guys, been missing for a while so busy with Uni hand ins, but would love to have some comments on what you all think of my costumes, positive or negative, ALL welcome...look forward to hearing from you fellow bloggers....

Sunday, 21 July 2013

My last uni assignment "Priscilla Queen of the Desert"

 This is my end result with my lovely hubby who had agreed (maybe foolishly) to be my model

 Needed to have a fiddle round with the many ostrich feathers in headdress, after all this was my first attempt at millinery! 

 Close up of cupie dolls attached to skirt and also has one on hat.

 Huge feather bustle with over 60 feathers in

This is the original Priscilla Queen of the Desert which I decided to interpretate my costume on.
After completing this assignment my first year at uni is complete with 5 distinctions, thats one for each assignment set. Considering I have been out of education for over 30 years I feel quite proud of myself, so more hard work to follow over next  years.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Here's a few more creations

                                                        Sleeping Beauty Walk down                                                                                                                       

Beth in her Wedding Dress 2012

                                                         Sleeping Beauty going to the Ball

                                                Beth & Ash really pleased with the Costumes

                                                             Dorothy & Scarecrow

Monday, 11 March 2013

Snow White Panto 2010

                                                                     Snow White

Snow White, Rose Red and her Beau

Wedding Dress for Snow White

Snow White Ballgown

Monday, 25 February 2013

First Uni assignment Russian sarafan

Pattern laid out

Toile for shirt

Completed Shirt

first stage of sarafan

Close up of top
making Braid and binding
braid already to go on 

braid and fastenings attached

buttons to go on

completed front view

completed back view