Thursday, September 27, 2012

CeNedra's Homecoming dress

For those that missed the FaceBook album that Ray put up for me, here are some shots of CeNedra's dress as a Homecoming Queen candidate. She drew a picture and said "can you?" and 57 hours later we had this creation. Grin. She is still one of my best creations, but the dress turned out rather well. :)

It has a fitted bodice with decorative lacings along the front, emphasized by the white ribbon. Bodice and main skirt are hunter green brocade with sleeves and two overskirt layers in sheer black.
Under the dress she is wearing a very full petticoat (evil tulle--ugh) and hoops. She had to squish the sides of her dress in to make it through doors. Grin.

Decorative lacings on front of the bodice. I left the eyelets gold for flash. The eyelets along the back (how she gets in and out of the beast) I wrapped in black to mute the gold as well as adding more strength).

My favorite shot yet--with a "Squee!" and a giggle all dignity flew away as she twirled like a maniac. Grin.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Project #17

I made an unlined white linen head coif. All seams were finished by hand in either rolled hem or I flat felled them. The gryphons were placed on each side of the coif and were made in gold linen and appliqued on by whip stitching a black thread along its edges. They stand about six inches tall. The feathers and details were worked in gold and black floss using the back stitch. The attached strings are a 4 card tablet weave made from white mercerized cotton.

It was a "made to order" item for the recently crowned HE Douglas, Artemesia's newest Court Baron.