This bodice predates me! It mas made by my friend the original owner of the company so I'm not totally sure how old it is, more than 4 years old. I changed the satin in the sleeves and replaced the over skirt. It was quite the project and it turned out really cute!
Monday, January 31, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Another top I made 4 years ago is in need of being replaced, I'm sensing a trend here ...
She requested that the dress have no satin on it. She works for charity only and wanted cotton type fabrics. I found the fabrics for the bodice, skirt and collar. She found the fabric for the sleeves and peplum. She also requested the peplum be attached to the bodice, I was uncertain how it would work out but it did, and pretty easily too.
I love the fabric I found for the bodice and can't wait to see it combined with other fabrics in the future.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Almost exactly 3 years ago I sent this Beauty off and she also came back for a few updates this week as well.
I replaced the sleeves, collar and peplum with pink fancy fabric and I attached the collar to the bodice so it is all one piece.
The peplum is still separate but my project for this coming week wants it to be all one piece so I'm about to figure that out!
Sunday, January 16, 2011
At the end of June 07 I made a Cinderella and sent it to CA. I hadn't been making dresses on my own for long but I thought I did a good job.
The actress looks fabulous in the dress and it was worn regularly for 3.5 years.
Last week the bodice came back to me for some updates and I was thrilled to see how well it's held up! After a thorough soak and wash (I swear by Tide Stain Release Tabs and OxyClean) I got to making the top smaller, that was one mistake I did make, replacing the trim, sleeves, and over skirt. With the updates the top looks sparkly new and I'm hoping it lasts another 3.5 years!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
This Beauty is headed out to New Jersey tomorrow. It was finished a week ahead of time because it was the project I had all the information and pieces for. The next two projects are bodice rebuilds and the bodices haven't quite made it to me yet. They are both on the way now and they will soon be sparkling like new! For now here's another thing that sparkles, the gems on the shoulder swag and head piece are really growing on me.
So what do you think, gems? Or no gems?